Jacksonville man arrested for making Meth in car

By Beth Anderson on February 21, 2015 at 7:11am

36-year old Mario Sommerio the 1-thousand block of Hachett was arrested by Morgan County Deputies at around 9:00 last night at the 2-thousand block of W Morton. According to a statement released by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, Sommerio was pulled over for a traffic stop at around 9:00 p.m.

During the course of the stop, he was discovered to allegedly be in possession of 8 grams of methamphetamine, as well as an active meth lab. The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Jacksonville Police Department, Illinois State Police, Illinois State Police Meth Response Team, and the Central Illinois Enforcement Group.

Sommerio was booked at the Morgan County Jail and charged with possession of methamphetamine over 5 grams, aggravated participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, possession of methamphetamine manufacturing material, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sommerio remains in police custody.