Two charged with possession of meth

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SHELBY COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) – Two Shelby County men were charged over the weekend with possession of methamphetamine in two separate cases.

Keith Miller, 69, of Tower Hill, was charged on Friday. He was charged two days earlier with possession of 15 to 100 grams of methamphetamine, a Class 1 felony with a sentence ranging from probation to 15 years in prison. He was also charged with intending to deliver this methamphetamine, a Class X felony that carries a sentence of six to 30 years in prison and a maximum fine of $100,000.

Miller was arrested when the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at his Tower Hill home. Bond has been set at $75,000 and he is due in court on March 23 for a preliminary hearing.

The day Miller was charged is the day Michael Fitzgerald, 25 of Shelbyville, allegedly committed his offences. Fitzgerald was charged Monday with possession of less than five grams of methamphetamine and two counts of household battery against a family or household member. He is accused of forcefully grabbing the victim’s arm and neck, causing bodily harm.

Fitzgerald is being held on $30,000 bond with additional conditions.

The charges against Miller and Fitzgerald are only allegations and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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