East Alton Police and the Madison County Sheriff's Department teamed up Wednesday to execute a search warrant at a local auto salvage yard. Several people were taken into custody, and charges could be filed as early as today.
Sheriff's Department Captain Mike Dixon tells The Big Z they were responding to a number of complaints about alleged drug activity.
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There are two neighboring auto salvage operations on Illinois Route 140 that border Wood River Creek. The focus of the police operation was the one on the west side, which has gone by several names in the past including Larry's Salvage and 140 Auto Parts. Dixon made a point to state they were not looking at the neighboring Wood River Auto Parts operation.