A surveillance operation led to a search warrant of a St. Elmo residence Friday that netted a sizable amount of drugs. A search warrant was executed on the home of 46-year old Thomas McCall and resulted in the arrest of McCall as well as 59-year old Terry Wright of St. Elmo and 58-year old Marilyn Koeberlein. A search of the residence turned up over 60 grams of methamphetamine, over 100 grams of cannabis, various drug paraphernalia and drug money.
Wright made an appearance in Fayette County Court on Friday and was informed of the two charges against him with the first being possession of methamphetamine less than 5 grams, a Class 3 Felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A Misdemeanor. Bond for Wright was set at $20,000 and he was appointed conflict public defender Jeff DeLong and will have his first appearance with DeLong on October 14 at 11am.
Koeberlein made a first appearance in Fayette County Court in Friday as well and was informed of the charges against her with those being possession of methamphetamine less than 5 grams, a Class 3 Felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A Misdemeanor. Bond for Koeberlein was set at $15,000 and bond was posted on Monday. Koeberlein will have a first appearance with conflict public defender Ryan Connor on October 13 at 1pm.
McCall has made two appearances in Fayette County Court with the first being on Friday and a second on Monday. McCall refused to cooperate during the informing of charges at each appearance. Bond is set at $100,000 and McCall could possibly appear in court again today for a third attempt by the court to inform McCall of the charges against him which are Methamphetamine Delivery greater than 15 but less than 100 grams, a Class X Felony; Possession of Methamphetamine greater than 15 grams but less than 100 grams, a Class 1 Felony; Use of Property to Distribute Methamphetamine, a Class 2 Felony; Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Class 4 Felony; Possession of Cannabis greater than 100 grams, a Class 4 Felony and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Class A Misdemeanor.
Story courtesy of Todd Stapleton of Vandalia Radio.