Metro-East News

Woman wanted on charges of selling heroin look-alike in Southern Illinois

Perry County law enforcement officers were looking on Wednesday for a woman they say sold look-alike drugs.

Steve Bareis, sheriff of Perry County, asked anyone with information about Casey Vance to call the sheriff's office at 618-357-1606.

There are charges pending against Vance in Perry County for the manufacture and distribution of a look-alike substance. There is a warrant for her arrest with a $40,000 bail.

Vance is a 31-year-old white woman with brown hair and brown eyes. She is about 5-foot-6 and about 150 pounds, Bareis said.

The sheriff's office says the suspect sold a narcotic to a confidential informant, claiming the substance was heroin. The substance contained Tramadol and Fentanyl, the sheriff said.

"Unfortunately, that combination could have caused an overdose," he said.

Mary Cooley: 618-239-2535; @MaryCooleyBND