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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Unlawful Sale of Firearms Investigation

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 City of Carbondale, Illinois
 January 25, 2023

CARBONDALE - On 01-24-2023, City of Carbondale police officers executed a search warrant at a residence in the 700 block of South Lewis Lane. During the search, officers arrested Darrion J. Clark, 23, of Carbondale, on a Jackson County arrest warrant for Unlawful Sale of Firearms, Unlawful Use of Weapons, and Unlawful Purchase of a Firearm. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Clark as a result of information gained from several ongoing investigations involving the use of firearms recently occurring in Carbondale. During the search warrant, officers also arrested Delvon D. Bennett, 23 of Harvey, IL. on an arrest warrant for drug possession out of Indiana and Lukyan K. Traylor, 26 of Carterville, for an arrest warrant out of Jackson County for Burglary. As a result of the search warrant, detectives charged Clark with additional counts of Unlawful Purchase of Firearms, Unlawful Sale of Firearms, Gun Running, and Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance. Clark, Bennett and Traylor were incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. The investigations remain active and ongoing.

Darion J Clark, 23 of Carbondale

Delvon D. Bennett, of Harvey, IL

Lukyan K Traylor, of Carbondale

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 549-2121. You may also call the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (618) 549-COPS (2677) or the Murphysboro/Jackson County anonymous tip line at (618) 687-COPS (2677). Anonymous tips may also be made by selecting the “Crime Stoppers” tab located on the main page of this website. Please help yourself, along with your county, its communities and the university campus by using these numbers if you witness, or have any information pertaining to, a crime. Cash rewards for information which leads to an arrest are also made anonymously. Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does!

The mission of the Carbondale Police Department is to work in partnership with our community to preserve life, protect human rights, protect property and improve quality of life by providing police service to all in a fair, sensitive, and professional manner.

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