Man arrested after months-long drug trafficking investigation in Clark County

Man arrested after months-long drug trafficking investigation in Clark County
Contributed Photo/Clark County Sheriff's Office

CLARK COUNTY — A drug trafficking investigation that spanned four months in Clark County resulted in the arrest of a Springfield man and two search warrants last week, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Willie Rogers, 44, was arrested on multiple drug-related and weapons charges after deputies conducted two searches at Clark County houses Friday, Maj. Christopher Clark said in a media release Tuesday.

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“After conducting several controlled narcotics purchases from the suspect, Willie Rodgers, search warrants were obtained for his residence on West Southern Avenue and a second location associated with his activity on South Limestone Street,” Clark said.

Deputies conducted the searches Friday, first at Rodgers' house on West Southern Avenue, followed by the second search later on South Limestone Street. Rodgers was located and taken into custody at the South Western Avenue house.

Willie Rogers (Contributed Photo/Clark County Sheriff's Office)
Willie Rogers (Contributed Photo/Clark County Sheriff's Office)

“During the search at Mr. Roger’s residence (on South Western Avenue), investigators located a significant amount of narcotics suspected to be cocaine, and marijuana, three handguns, a rifle and clear evidence of drug trafficking, including a large amount of cash,” Clark said.

The second search on South Limestone Street found an additional handgun and more drugs, including suspected heroin, cocaine, and crack cocaine, all packaged for sale, investigators said.

“Combined, both warrants produced 135 grams of cocaine, 12 grams of heroin, and 18 grams of crack cocaine,” Clark said.

A stolen utility trailer was also located during the search on South Limestone Street and was returned to the rightful owner.

Rogers has been booked into the Clark County Jail on preliminary charges of drug trafficking, illegal manufacturing of drugs, receiving stolen property, and a weapons charge. Additional charges could be presented to a grand jury, Clark said.