Two Jailed In Marion County May Face New Charges For Cannabis Found In Jail Cell

(SALEM, IL) — Two men being held in the Marion County Jail on unrelated charges could be facing new charges after cannabis was allegedly found in a cell Wednesday. According to reports, correction officers at the county jail noticed the strong odor of cannabis in a cell block and called for the county K-9 to search the cell block. The dog reportedly alerted on a cell occupied by 23-year-old Larry Chambers of Memphis, Tenn., and 20-year-old Justin Landreth, of Salem and a baggie of what appeared to be cannabis was found under the sink and more was apparently found on the top bunk of the cell. Landreth has been in the Marion County Jail since February when he was arrested for allegedly fleeing and eluding police, driving while license suspended, and on an outstanding Marion County warrant. Chambers has been held since Tuesday when he was arrested during a traffic stop for allegedly attempting to pull a loaded handgun from his waistband. A backup deputy at the scene reportedly wrestled the gun away from Chambers who later allegedly admitted he would have shot the first deputy had the backup deputy not arrived. Another passenger was arrested during that traffic stop on weapons related charges stemming from another loaded weapon in the vehicle. The case remains under investigation by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Memphis, Tennessee Police Department.