Deputies seize drugs, guns, cash in Springfield bust

An investigation led to a drug bust Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at two locations in Springfield and the arrest of Willie E. Rogers on felony charges.
An investigation led to a drug bust Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at two locations in Springfield and the arrest of Willie E. Rogers on felony charges.

Credit: Clark County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Clark County Sheriff's Office

44-year-old man faces numerous felony charges.

A fourth-month investigation into drug activity led to back-to-back raids and the arrest of a Springfield man.

Investigators gathered “significant amounts of evidence" including several controlled narcotics purchases that resulted in the search warrants, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

The bust happened at 11 a.m. Friday at the suspect’s home in the 300 block of West Southern Avenue, followed by the second about a half hour later at a residence in the 1600 block of South Limestone Street associated with the drug activity, the sheriff’s office stated in a release issued Tuesday. Both locations are in Springfield.

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Willie E. Rogers, 44, was arrested without incident at his home and was booked into the Clark County Jail.

During the search of Rogers' residence, investigators found “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," the release stated.

They also found a stolen utility trailer, which was returned to its owner.

At the Limestone Street address, investigators said they found an additional handgun and narcotics suspected to be heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine, all packaged for sale.

Combined, investigators seized 135 grams of cocaine, 12 grams of heroin and 18 grams of crack cocaine.

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Rogers, who is no longer in jail, pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court to several narcotics and weapons charges and receiving stolen property. He is next due in court Sept. 21.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be presented to a Clark County grand jury for consideration, the sheriff’s office said.