Two arrested in separate meth cases in Marion County

MARION COUNTY — Meth makers in Marion County continue to fall, as the sheriff’s department pushes forward with arrests, including two overnight.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested 35-year-old Vernon man overnight on suspicion of making meth. Randle Giller has been charged in Marion County court with Class X felony manufacture of between 100 and 400 grams of meth and Class 3 felony possession of less than 5 grams of meth. His bail has been set at $150,000.

A 43-year-old Centralia man has also been arrested on a meth charge. Michael Edwards was arrested in connection with the weekend arrests of 35-year-old Jason Haas of Salem and 35-year-old Katherine Lager, of Carlyle.

Edwards was arrested for possession of meth precursors, in that deputies say their investigation shows he provided pseudoephedrine to Haas, for the manufacture of meth. Lager is charged under the same belief. He remains in the Marion County jail awaiting the formal filing of charges and setting of bail. Bail for Haas has been set at $50,000 and for Lager at $25,000.