• Charges dropped against Odin man in meth bust

    by  • October 16, 2013 • News

    The state Tuesday elected to not pursue felony charges against a 31-year-old Odin man arrested in December on multiple methamphetamine related charges.

    Robert Corrie was facing two Class X charges of aggravated participation in meth manufacturing in Marion County Court. One aggravating factor

    of the charges said more than 400 grams of meth was produced in a home where a ten-year-old child lived. The other factor claimed the production took place in a home protected by a surveillance system. Both counts contained a special sentencing range of 15 to 60 years in prison with a maximum fine of $400,000.

    He was also charged with two Class 2 felonies, one for meth-related child endangerment, the other for disposal of meth manufacturing waste.

    Corrie was arrested with two others, 31-year-old Jeremy Malcolm and Corrieā€™s 29-year-old wife Wendy.

    Wendy Corrie pleaded guilty in January to using property to manufacture meth, a Class 2 felony. She was sentenced to 4 years probation and 29 days in jail, with credit for 29 days served.

    A charge of meth-related child endangerment against Wendy Corrie was dismissed per the plea agreement.

    Malcolm is still facing the same two Class X counts that had been filed against Robert Corrie, plus a Class 2 charge of meth-related child endangerment.

    He is free on bond and has recently hired a private attorney. He was scheduled Wednesday for a preliminary hearing. He has since been charged with harassing a witness.

    All three were reportedly in the Corrie home in Odin when agents of the Southeastern Illinois Drug Task Force and Marion County Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant and allegedly found a container of a liquid containing meth that was runoff from a previous cook.