Bails set for five charged in Marion County with felony meth charges

SALEM — Five arrested Monday night in Central City on suspicion of methamphetamine related crimes were formally charged this morning in Marion County court with felonies that could net each defendant 60 years each in prison if convicted on both charges. Combined, their bail amounts to $1.5 million.

The residents of the Central City home where the arrests were made, 33-year-old Anthony Johnston, 31-year-old Stephanie Miller, were charged with manufacture of more than 900 grams of meth and possession of 900 grams of meth, as were 19-year-old Quienton Jolliff and 22-year-old Ryan Jacklin, both of Centralia, as well as 38-year-old Chad Cutler of St. Louis.

Both charges the five are facing are Class X felonies; each is punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

Bail for Johnston, Miller, Jolliff and Cutler has been set at $250,000 and Jacklin’s has been set at $500,000.

Marion County Sheriff’s deputies went to the Central City home Monday night regarding recent purchases of pseudoephedrine.

The deputies were given permission to search and reportedly located a meth lab with finished product and the ingredients for a second meth lab.

The Illinois State Police Meth Response Team responded for cleanup of the scene. Deputies say once they arrived on the scene, an effort was apparently made to hide some of the meth waste in the furnace ducts.

Central City Police assisted the sheriff’s department in the bust.