Meth bust in Scott County leads to a pair of arrests

By Ryne Turke on April 15, 2016 at 5:21pm

A pair of individuals were arrested in Scott County Thursday night during a meth bust.

According to a press release from Scott County State’s Attorney Michael Hill, the raid operation involved the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, working in conjunction with the West Central Illinois Drug Task Force, the Central Illinois Enforcement Group and Illinois State Police Meth Response Team.

Upon raiding the residence of a suspected meth production facility, officers arrested Dereka Eyrse and William McDade, both of Exeter.

Agents recovered paraphernalia associated with an active meth lab, finished meth in powder form, scales, bags, pseudoephedrine pills and liquid meth along with $180 in cash.

A minor child in the residence was taken into protective custody.

Hill stated in the press release that, “This was an exceptionally large lab and had, within an hour before the arrival of law enforcement, been used to produce a batch of methamphetamine.  There were enough raw materials present to produce multiple batches of the drug.  There will be additional charges filed and there may be forfeiture proceedings initiated against the property involved.”

Bond for Eyrse and McDade has been set at $500,000 each.