ISP issues additional meth charges from JPD arrests on Tuesday

By Ryne Turke on December 17, 2014 at 2:43pm

Multiple methamphetamine charges have been assessed to two individuals arrested in Jacksonville Tuesday night.

Forty-three-year old Michael Emerson of the 700 block of South Kosciusko and 39-year-old Tarus Johnson of the 1300 block of South East were arrested by the Jacksonville Police Department at Emerson’s residence at around 11:15 p.m. for possession of a controlled substance.

According to an officer from the ISP Central Illinois Enforcement, additional information was revealed after interviews with Emerson and Johnson.

Officers believe methamphetamine was being cooked at Emerson’s residence and the waste from the product was then dumped into Mauvaisterre Creek.

When arrested, both Emerson and Johnson allegedly had the methamphetamine in their possession.

Both men were arrested for unlawful participation in meth manufacturing and possession of materials to make the drug. Emerson was also charged with possession of waste materials and unlawful use of property.

Bond will be set for Johnson today. Due to an out-of-county warrant, police say no bond will be posted at this time for Emerson.

Both Johnson and Emerson remain in custody at the Morgan County Jail.