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Centralia Man Charged with Meth Charges Following Sunday Morning Fire

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

A 49-year-old Centralia man has been formally charged in Marion County Court with participation in meth manufacturing and unlawful possession of meth manufacturing materials following a Saturday afternoon fire that heavily damaged his home.  

Dave Millner of 16-19 Campfire Lane off Raccoon Lake had bond set at $50,000.  State's Attorney Matt Wilzbach says Millner took full responsibility for the methamphetamine items being in the home and said another resident was not aware of the manufacturing activity.  

In the probable cause statement, Wilzbach indicated four of the 'one pot' or 'shake and bake' meth labs were found in the burned items inside the home.  Millner denies the meth was being cooked at the time the fire started.  However, he told police discarded items from the cook placed in a trash can on the porch of the home may have set off the fire.  

A state deputy fire marshall investigated the fire scene, but a report is not yet available.  Centralia City Firemen estimate damage from the fire at $24,000 to the mobile home and contents.  Millner indicated he would hire his own attorney.   

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