Six arrested in McDonough County heroin bust

Andrew Swartzbaugh, 33

Six McDonough County residents now face federal drug charges after police say they conspired to distribute heroin.

Police arrested Kyle Williams, 22, of Colchester; Chad White, 23, of Macomb; Jack Crouch, 28, of Macomb; Andrew Swartzbaugh, 33, of Bushnell; Jesse McDonald, 30, of Colchester and Brienne Whitmire, 28, of Macomb, on federal warrants throughout the county simultaneously.

Authorities say during the arrests they found heroin, controlled prescription pills, hypodermic needles and other distribution equipment.

Each face a charge of conspiracy to posses and distribute heroin over 100 grams.

This heroin bust is part of a local-federal effort named "3 Strikes".

Williams, White, Crouch, Swartzbaugh and McDonald now remain in the McDonough County Jail.

Whitmire was transferred to the Mason County Jail. KHQA has not yet received a photo of Whitmire.