A rural Granite City man has been charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor for allegedly producing methamphetamine.
According to the Madison County Sheriff's Department, Jason M. Van, 28 of 2316 Paul Avenue, has been charged with unlawful participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, unlawful possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials. He was also charged with a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct.
Capt. T. Mike Dixon said at 7:41 p.m. Sunday the sheriff's department got a call about a man with a gun on Paul Avenue. When they arrived at the home they found Van on the front porch holding what appeared to be a handgun.
The weapon turned out to be a BB gun. But the home was in disarray, deputies reported. A television set had been thrown through the front window.
According to sheriff's department reports, a search of the interior of the home revealed meth-making materials. The Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team was called in to complete the search.
Van was jailed on $100,000 bail.