Farina man arrested for delivery of more than 800 grams of meth among other charges

Farina man arrested for delivery of more than 800 grams of meth among other charges

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.

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