Carthage resident arrested with 100+ grams of meth

Multiple arrests made as a result of search warrant Hancock County


CARTHAGE - A Carthage man was arrested after Illinois authorities found more than 100 grams of methamphetamine following a traffic stop.

According to release from Hancock County Sheriff Travis Duffy and Carthage Police Chief Derek Himan, on 1/25/2023 at approximately 9:08 pm deputies conducted a traffic stop at the corner of Buchanan Street and Marion Street in Carthage.

The driver Jeffrey J. Schofield of Carthage was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and obstructing justice.

At approximately 9:20  p.m. officers with the sheriff and police department executed a search warrant at 303 Hansford in Carthage. The residence belonged to Schofield. At the residence approximately 106 grams of methamphetamine was located.   Schofield was subsequently charged with possession of more than 100 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver.

The following people were also arrested at the residence:
Michael J. Miller of Carthage, was arrested on a failure to appear/failure to pay warrant from McDonough County. Miller was lodged in Hancocl County Jail awaiting extradition to McDonough County.
Isaac A. Deshong of Carthage was arrested on a Lee County, Iowa warrant for delivery of a controlled substance.
Deshong was lodge in the Hancock County Jail awaiting extradition to Iowa.
Susan E. Veach of Carthage was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. She was given a notice to appear and released.
Both Schofield and Deshong are on parole with the Illinois Department of Corrections. All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.
Assisting in the investigation was the Hancock County States Attorney Bobi James.

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