Centralia man on parole arrested on coke charges in Fayette County

FAYETTE COUNTY — A 24-year-old Centralia man was arrested Monday night in Fayette County on a charge similar to the one

Marcus M. Currie (Source: FCSO)
Marcus M. Currie
(Source: FCSO)

for which he’s currently serving parole from the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Marcus M. Currie was formally charged today in Fayette County Court with Class 1 felony possession of between 15 and 100 grams of cocaine. His bail has been set at $100,000 and he remains in the Fayette County Jail in Vandalia.

Currie was released last May from the Vandalia Correctional Center, after serving just over a year and a half of a six year prison sentence.

He was convicted in 2013, after pleading guilty in Marion County to a Class X felony for manufacture with the intent to deliver cocaine near a school, public housing or park.

Currie was due to be released in September from his term of parole.