Centralia Man Charged For Felony Meth Offense

(SALEM, IL) — A 24-year-old Centralia man was formally charged Monday in Marion County court with a felony meth offense after he was arrested during a traffic stop Sunday night. Marion County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Cody Rigney after he reportedly switched seats with a passenger in his vehicle just before a deputy reached the vehicle during a traffic stop. The Centralia Police Department’s K-9 Unit responded to the scene and the dog reportedly alerted on the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle reportedly revealed two baggies of methamphetamine in a blue fanny pack located in the center console, along with a scale, and a glass pipe with alleged meth residue. A separate container found in the console reportedly contained more than 6-grams of cannabis and a large speaker box in the rear of the car contained baggies, twist ties, two more electronic scales, and a broken glass pipe with drug residue. Rigney was charged in court Monday morning with Class 3 felony possession of less than 5-grams of meth and was cited for driving without a license and improper lane usage. He remains in the Marion County Jail.