Pursuant to an ongoing investigation by the Clay County Sheriff’s

Office and Flora Police Department a search warrant was obtained and

served with assistance from ILEAS Region 9/11WMD Special Response Team on

Wednesday, January 8 at a residence in Flora. As a result of the search

warrant Tyler L. West 25 of Flora was arrested for the offenses of

Possession of a Controlled Substance (Class 4 Felony) and Possession of

Cannabis with the Intent to Deliver more than 2,000 grams (Class 1

Felony). The agencies were assisted by Clay County State’s Attorney

Andrew Koester and the Southeastern Illinois Drug Task Force. The charge

is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless

proven guilty