Mattoon Police Make Arrests After Meth Lab Explosion


Published on December 9 2013 12:13 pm
Last Updated on December 9 2013 12:15 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Mattoon police and the East Central Illinois Drug Task Force arrested two Mattoon residents after a call to a disturbance ended up being the result of a meth lab explosion inside an apartment.

Authorities were called to South 17th Place Apartments at 5am Saturday.  24-year-old Derek R. Miller and 21-year-old Elani D. Orsborn, both of Mattoon were arrested.

Miller was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of materials to manufacture meth, and allowing the usage of a property to manufacture meth.  The charges allege that Miller had meth-making equipment, that he manufactured meth, and that he allowed the usage of a residence to produce meth.

Orsborn was charged with delivery of methamphetamine precursors and protection of meth manufacturing.  The charges allege that she supplied ingredients and a location to produce meth.

Miller and Orsborn were taken to Coles County Safety and Detention Center.