Cassandra MedlingThree-dozen people have been charged with various drug offenses as local law enforcement targets heroin dealers.  The charges cover a three-county area and a number of police agencies.  Two of the suspects are from Wood River but are not in custody.

Police are looking for 39-year-old Ralph T. Walker and 31-year-old Cassandra L. Medling, both charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and maintaining a drug premise.  Madison County Coroner Steve Nonn told The Big Z in a previous interview attacking the heroin epidemic will require a multi-faceted approach.

Ralph Walker

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36 people were charged this week, but it is not believed they were operating as a network of distributors.  Law enforcement was targeting the distributors, rather than users in this operation.


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