Four arrests made after Hancock County deputies make traffic stop

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Top row from left: Jeffrey Schofield and Isaac Deshong. Bottom row from left, Susan Veach and Michael Miller. | Photos courtesy of Hancock County Sheriff's Department

CARTHAGE, Ill. — A Carthage man was arrested Wednesday night for possession of methamphetamine and obstructing justice.

Deputies with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop at the corner of Buchanan and Marion in Carthage at 9:08 p.m. Wednesday. The driver of the vehicle, Jeffrey J. Schofield, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and obstructing justice.

The deputies, along with officers from the Carthage Police Department, then executed a search warrant at Schofield’s residence, 303 Hansford in Carthage.  Approximately 106 grams of methamphetamine was found, and Schofield was charged with possession of more than 100 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver.

Also arrested at the residence were:

Michael J. Miller of Carthage. He was arrested on a failure to appear/failure to pay warrant from McDonough County. He is lodged in the Hancock County Jail, awaiting extradition to McDonough County.

Isaac A. Deshong of Carthage. He was arrested on a Lee County (Iowa) warrant for delivery of a controlled substance. He is lodged in the Hancock County Jail, awaiting extradition to Iowa.

Susan E. Veach of Carthage. She was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. She was given a notice to appear and released.

Both Schofield and Deshong are on parole with the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Assisting in the investigation was Bobi James, state’s attorney for Hancock County.

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