FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 23, 2013

Three Indi­vid­u­als Charged with Metham­phet­a­mine Offenses

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that the fol­low­ing have been charged with metham­phet­a­mine offenses:

Melis­sa M. Zamo­ra (DOB 11/14/1980) of Mur­phys­boro, Illi­nois, and James A. Schott (DOB 04/07/1967) of Mur­phys­boro, Illi­nois, have each been charged with one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Par­tic­i­pa­tion in Metham­phet­a­mine Pro­duc­tion, a Class 1 Felony and one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Pos­ses­sion of Metham­phet­a­mine, a Class 3 Felony.  The two are alleged to have engaged in the man­u­fac­ture of less than 15 grams of metham­phet­a­mine near Wolf Lake, Illi­nois.  They are both also alleged to have been in pos­ses­sion of metham­phet­a­mine.  Both were arrest­ed on July 15, 2013 in the Shawnee Nation­al For­est Pine Hills area by For­est Ser­vice Offi­cers and Union Coun­ty Sher­iff Deputies.  Both are being held at the Jack­son Coun­ty Jail in Mur­phys­boro, Illi­nois on $100,000.00 bond.

Lar­ry L. Turn­er, Jr. (DOB 03/05/1987) of Anna, Illi­nois has been charged with one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Pos­ses­sion of Metham­phet­a­mine Pre­cur­sors, a Class 2 Felony and one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Pos­ses­sion of Metham­phet­a­mine, a Class 3 Felony.  Turn­er is alleged to have been in pos­ses­sion of metham­phet­a­mine and metham­phet­a­mine pre­cur­sors.  Turn­er, Jr. was arrest­ed on July 18, 2013 by Anna Police Offi­cers fol­low­ing a traf­fic stop at Davie Street and Lafayette Street in Anna, Illi­nois.  Turn­er, Jr. is being held at the Jack­son Coun­ty Jail in Mur­phys­boro, Illi­nois on $10,000.00 bond.

The Union Coun­ty State’s Attorney’s Office reminds the pub­lic that charges are not evi­dence of guilt.  A defen­dant is pre­sumed inno­cent and is enti­tled to a fair tri­al in which the gov­ern­ment has the bur­den of prov­ing guilt beyond a rea­son­able doubt.

Media: Please con­tact the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office at (618) 833‑5500 for any avail­able book­ing photographs.