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Man from Springfield Arrested, Charged with Possession of Meth

A man from Springfield is facing charges of drug possession after authorities in Jasper County found methamphetamine in his car.

Investigators say 41-year-old Jeremy Whitcher was speeding along I-44 Friday morning when he was stopped by Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies.

During a search of the vehicle, the deputy found a plastic bag under the drivers seat that contained 117 grams of meth.

Prosecutors have charged Whitcher with second-degree drug trafficking, possession of a controlled substance and exceeding the speed limit by 26 miles per hour or more.

He is being held in the Jasper County Detention Center. No formally hearing has been scheduled at this time.