Three Centralia Residents Arrested on Methamphetamine Related ChargesThree Centralia residents are being charged with methamphetamine activity after a jug allegedly containing methamphetamine was found in a shed behind the home of 45-year-old Kevin Berry and 43-year-old Tina Berry in the 1,000 block of Maulding Drive in Centralia.
Both are charged with participation in meth manufacturing, possession of meth precursors, and possession of meth manufacturing materials. A third person, 50-year-old Tamara Thomas of South Maple in Centralia, is being charged with possession of meth manufacturing materials.
Police say Tina Berry had given Centralia Police permission to look into the shed after a Department of Children and Family Services employee had received a tip there was meth being made in the shed. Police discovered the jug on a shelf when entering the building.
Thomas along with Kevin Berry drove up to the residence while the investigation was underway. Thomas reportedly gave police permission to search her car where several items used in the manufacture of meth were found. Tina Berry later allowed police to search her home were other items used to manufacture meth as well as drug paraphernalia were allegedly found.
The State Police Meth Task Force was called in to clean up the meth.
All three of those arrested were taken to the Marion County Jail awaiting their first appearance in court.
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