Three people arrested in Murrayville after discovery of alleged meth operation

By Gary Scott on April 27, 2015 at 1:09pm

A husband and wife and the man’s cousin were arrested after a methamphetamine lab was allegedly discovered in Murrayville yesterday afternoon.

Forty-two-year-old John Dusenbery of Murrayville was booked at the Morgan County Jail at around 8:45 last night for participation in meth manufacturing, use of property to violate the Meth Control Act, possession of meth and materials to make the drug, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Morgan County Deputy Derrick Suttles says Dusenbery lived in a trailer in the 6-hundred block of Smokey Lane. Reportedly discovered at the trailer were two one-pot non-active meth cooks, two gas generators commonly used in meth production, and numerous miscellaneous paraphernalia.

Suttles says about 150 grams of a substance containing meth were discovered, as well as less than a gram of finished product.

Two other arrests were made in connection- 36-year-old Pearl Dusenbery was picked up for possession of a firearm without a valid FOID card, and 45-year-old William Dusenbery was arrested at their residence, also on Smokey Lane, for possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Suttles says three long guns and a handgun were recovered.

The arrests were a result of a cooperative investigation between the Illinois State Police and the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.

John Dusenbery remains in custody. William and Pearl Dusenbery have been released on bond.