CLAY COUNTY, IL — Clay County State’s Attorney Andrew Koester announced Friday the arrest of a 58-year-old Farina man in connection with the delivery more than 800 grams of methamphetamine in Clay County. Roger W. McCarty was arrested at his home Thursday on a warrant for the delivery of meth stemming from an ongoing investigation over a period of months.
After McCarty was taken into custody, law enforcement obtained a search warrant of his residence and seized what is believed to be over 800 grams of methamphetamine, large amounts of other suspected illegal drugs, a firearm, cash, scales, and drug paraphernalia. As a result, McCarty has been charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Between 400-900 Grams of Methamphetamine, a Class X Felony; Armed Violence, a Class X Felony; and Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, a Class 2 Felony. Additional charges may be forthcoming.
A preliminary hearing is set for February 23rd. Bond on the above charges was set at $1 million.
The investigation was a cooperative operation including the Southeastern Illinois Drug Task Force, Clay County State’s Attorney’s Office as well as members of both the Flora Police Department and Clay County Sheriff’s Office.