Two Arrested On Meth Charges Following Early Sunday Morning Traffic StopThe Marion County Sheriff's Department has arrested two people on methamphetamine related charges following an early Sunday morning traffic stop.
29-year-old Eric Clark of Decatur and 33-year-old Stacey Winkler of McLeansboro are both being held in jail for alleged conspiracy to manufacture meth and purchase of pseudoephedrine with a prior methamphetamine conviction. In addition, Winkler has been charged with possession of methamphetamine.
Sheriff's officials say Clark was initially arrested for the purchase of pseudoephedrine with a prior meth conviction. Winkler, who was the driver, gave deputies permission to search the car. They allegedly found under five grams of meth and K2 or synthetic cannabis.
Deputies later learned Winkler also had a meth conviction in Wayne County and had purchased pseudoephedrine that she had given to Clark. That led to the charge of conspiracy to manufacture meth.
A third passenger was released without being charged.
The traffic stop occurred on the Tonti Road at around 12:40 Sunday morning as a result of the vehicle having a loud muffler.
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