A Brooklyn, Illinois, man was arrested on drug charges Tuesday after his runaway son led deputies to find items used to make meth in his home.
Schuyler County Sheriff Don Schieferdecker says Larry P. Eddington, 44, was arrested on multiple meth charges including aggravated unlawful participation of meth production with children present, unlawful possession of meth making products and unlawful disposal of meth waste.
Eddington was also charged with possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia.
Schieferdecker says his office received a call Monday night at 7:07 p.m. regarding a 13-year-old boy found walking alone on Camden Road, six miles west of Rushville. The boy, who refused to go home, was then picked up by authorities and brought back to the sheriff's office. Representatives from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and Youth Attention Crisis Center, out of Jacksonville, Illinois, were brought in to assist the sheriff's department.
After counselors met with the boy, authorities went to the his residence at 10:58 p.m. to check on two other children at the home. This is when authorities found the meth items and paraphernalia. The two children were removed from the home, and Eddington was taken into custody two hours later.
Schieferdecker says the case is still under investigation and further charges are pending.