Alma man, Salem woman arrested on drug charges in Flora

FLORA, Ill. — A 48-year-old Alma man and 38-year-old Salem woman are in the Clay County Jail after they were arrested in Flora over the weekend on multiple drug-related charges.

Around 7 p.m. Saturday, Flora police arrested Dennis R. Thacker Jr., and Tessie M. Tobin, following a traffic stop at North Worthey Street and U.S. 50 in Flora.

Both Thacker and Tobin were reportedly found to be in possession of controlled substances which field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Thacker was charged with possession of methamphetamine and unlawful use of a weapon. Tobin was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.

Both suspects were booked on charges at the Flora Police department and later transferred to the custody of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office to await setting of bail.

Officers of the Flora police department were assisted by a Illinois State Police K-9 unit at the time of the traffic stop.