SALINE CO., IL (WFIE) - Five people have recently been arrested on drug-related charges in Saline County.
Officers of the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force and Deputies with the Saline County Sheriff's Office made four of the arrests this week during a Pseudoephedrine detail.
The following arrests were made in relation to the case:
-At a traffic stop, two people from Eldorado, 31-year-old Matthew Wood and 24-year-old Christina Rector, were both arrested for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine Precursors.
-Another Eldorado man, 28-year-old David M. Rector, was also arrested, charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
-On Monday, July 29, a search warrant was issued for a Raleigh resident.
Numerous items commonly used in the production of Methamphetamine were uncovered at the home of 39-year-old Jason Potts, including two tanks of anhydrous ammonia and 2700 grams of methamphetamine liquid.
Potts was arrested for Participation with Methamphetamine Manufacturing, Unlawful Possession of Anhydrous Ammonia, Methamphetamine Manufacturing Waste and Possession of Methamphetamine.
The Southern Illinois Drug Task was assisted by the Illinois Meth Response Team for clean-up.
The case is still under investigation.
In addition to the four Methamphetamine-related arrests, a Harrisburg man wanted on two Saline County warrants was arrested Tuesday evening after a brief, on-foot chase with Harrisburg Officers and a Saline County Deputy.
32-year-old Jariah Moss was arrested near the intersection of Jackson and Virginia streets on warrants for Failure To Appear for Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance and for Burglary and Theft of more than $500.
Moss was taken to the Saline County Detention Center.
The Saline County Sheriff's Office is a member of the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force.
The public is encouraged to report suspicious activity by calling the Sheriff's Office at 618-252-8661.