Six arrested in Central City meth bust

CENTRAL CITY — An overnight check of a home in Central City has landed six individuals in the Marion County jail on suspicion of methamphetamine related crimes.

Marion County Sheriff’s deputies went to the Central City home of 33-year-old Anthony Johnston and 31-year-old Stephanie Miller 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.

Both Johnston and Miller were arrested for participation in meth manufacturing, possession of over 900 grams of methamphetamine, and use of property for meth manufacturing.

Deputies also arrested three others in the home for alleged participation in meth manufacturing and possession of over 900 grams of meth, those three are 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. Deputies say Jacklin was found hiding in a back bedroom closet. Cutler was also arrested on an outstanding Clinton County warrant

One person in the home, 21-year-old Candice Ross, of Centralia, was arrested for alleged possession of drug paraphernalia.

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.