Bail set at $150k each for two Centralia men facing meth conspiracy charges

MARION COUNTY — And the meth busts continue. Marion County Sheriff’s deputies arrested another four people Monday on meth-related charges following an ongoing investigation into meth activity.

Deputies reportedly discovered a meth lab at the Centralia home of 37-year-old Bryan Mullins in the 400 block of South Walnut.

Deputies were at the home to ask about recent purchases of pseudoephedrine, when they reportedly discovered a recently started meth lab.

Mullins has been formally charged in Marion County Court with Class X felony manufacture of between 100 and 400 grams of meth and two Class 2 felonies for possession of less than 15 grams of meth precursors. His bail has been set at $150,000.

Also arrested at the home was 56-year-old Floyd Royer of Centralia. Royer has been formally charged with Class X felony manufacture of between 100 and 400 grams of meth and Class 2 felony possession of less than 15 grams of meth precursors. His bail has also been set at $150,000.

Centralia police arrested two others 53-year-old Cynthia Davis of Central City and 60-year-old Ima ‘Hope’ Ruepke of Centralia have both been formally charged with Class 2 felony delivery of less than 15 grams of meth precursors. Bail for the two women has been set at $25,000 each.

The Centralia Fire Department was called to the Mullins home to stand by until the Illinois State Police Meth Task Force could arrive on the scene, as the meth lab was at a very unstable phase in production.

The investigation of Mullins began in September of 2013. Formal charges against the four are expected to be filed today in Marion County Court.