A 31-year-old Centralia man has been charged in Marion County Court with unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Demarius Williams of East Kell was arrested by Centralia Police during a Thursday traffic stop. He allegedly had just over a gram of cocaine in his possession. Bond was set at $3,000, which Williams later posted and was released from the Marion County Jail. A public defender was appointed to represent him.
18-year-old Hunter Hastings of Carterville has been charged with two counts of felony theft. He’s accused in both counts of taking more than $500 in Dungeons and Dragons miniatures and books from a vehicle parked in Centralia on September 1st. Bond for Hastings was set at $1,500 and the public defender appointed.