Bail set at $300k each for Pana men arrested with multiple meth labs

CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Two Pana men were arrested early Friday morning on meth-related charges, after agents with the Illinois State Police-Central Illinois Enforcement Group Multi-Jurisdictional Narcotics Task Force, along with the Pana Police Department executed a search warrant at their home.

According to Pana police, just before 1 a.m. Friday, law enforcement arrested 32-year-old Chad Reiss, and 37-year-old Stephen Reiss for alleged unlawful participation in meth production.

The search warrant was a result of an on-going investigation into suspected drug/criminal activity at the residence over the past several months.

Upon entry into the residence, numerous meth manufacturing chemicals were recovered inside the home, including three “one-pot” meth cooks with approximately 400 grams of meth manufacturing materials. Evidence collected will be taken to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

Both men were taken to the Christian County Jail where they are each charged with Class X felony manufacture of between 100 and 400 grams of methamphetamine.

Bail has been set at $300,000 each. Chad Reiss is scheduled for a July 18, first appearance with court appointed counsel and Stephen Reiss is scheduled for a July 21, first appearance with his court appointed attorney.