7 people arrested at home on N. East; police say meth was made at house

By Gary Scott on March 10, 2015 at 7:19am

Over a half-dozen people have been arrested in connection to another alleged meth lab in Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Police assisted the Central Illinois Enforcement Group along with the Illinois State Police Meth Response Team with a search warrant and arrested seven people yesterday afternoon, including four that were living at the residence at 799 North East.

Residents Ronald Fanning, age 40, and Chance Huff, age 41, were arrested for aggravated participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, possession of meth-manufacturing materials, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Fanning was also arrested for possession of meth, while Huff was picked up for use of property.

Also arrested and living at the residence, according to police, were 37-year-old Richard Fanning and 30-year-old William Fanning, who were arrested for lesser drug charges.

Thirty-eight-year-old Russell Mullens of the 100 block of West Dunlap was arrested for possession of meth and manufacture or delivery of cannabis, 43-year-old Mellissa Northcutt of the 1600 block of South West and 43-year-old James Fanning of the 2400 block of Woodson-Franklin blacktop were both arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

More details on the arrests weren’t immediately available.

All of the individuals arrested remain in custody at the Morgan County Jail except for Northcutt and James Fanning.