Drug Induced Homicide Charge Filed In Mt. Vernon


From Mt. Vernon, IL PD...

On 11/27/17, Detectives from the Mt. Vernon Police Department arrested 22 year old Stephanie Garcia on a charge of Drug Induced Homicide. This is in reference to the investigation into the 11/12/17 death of 40 year old Lavelta Washington at 623 S. 24th Street in Mt. Vernon, IL. The investigation was assisted by the Jefferson County Coroner's Office.

Bond remains to be set. The investigation is ongoing and Garcia is considered innocent until proven guilty.