An Effingham woman facing methamphetamine charges in Fayette County has seen her charges dropped. Judge Michael McHaney found that the state had failed to establish probable cause against 26-year-old Kala R. McMain, who was facing Class X Felonies for Manufacture of Methamphetamine and for Possession of Methamphetamine and also a Class 2 Felony for Possession of Methamphetamine Manufacturing Materials.
McMain had been arrested in January along with 32-year-old Kinmundy resident Kevin K. Cook. Both individuals were arrested in Griffith Cemetery in Brownstown on the methamphetamine charges. One issue that was said to be brought up during the preliminary hearing was the distance of McMain from the vehicle at the time of the arrest, which was said to be a factor in the dismissal of charges.