Centralia Man Makes First Appearance In Court On Methamphetamine Charges
Joseph Tate of East Noleman was charged with the Class 'X' felony offense of aggravated participation in meth manufacturing for producing less than 15 grams of meth where a child under the age of 18 presides. Tate is also charged with unlawful possession of meth manufacturing materials for allegedly having a pill grinder and cold packs. He is also accused of possession of under five grams of methamphetamine.
Judge Michael McHaney confirmed Tate's bond initially set over the weekend at $250,000.
The two portable meth labs in plastic soda bottles were allegedly discovered in Tate's home during a visit by his parole agent. Tate is also being held on an Illinois Department of Corrections warrant. The public defender was appointed to represent him.
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