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WARSAW, Ill. – The investigation of a May 16 house fire in Warsaw, Ill., has led to the arrest of the home’s occupant on drug-related charges.
Michael C. Jones, 29, 1020 Crawford St., is charged with participation in methamphetamine manufacture; possession of methamphetamine precursors, possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materiels and unlawful use of property for methamphetamine manufacturing, according to Police Chief Brandon Norris.
Investigators, who also included the Illinois state fire marshal, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and Illinois State Police Meth Response Team, found materials used in the manufacture of methamphetamine in Jones’ home.
Jones is being held at the Hancock County Jail in Carthage, Ill., on $35,000 bail.
The fire was reported at 2:05 a.m., with Warsaw and Hamilton, Ill., firefighters responding.
When fire personnel arrived at the scene, they found Jones outside the house with minor facial burns. Smoke was present at the wood frame, one-story ranch house, but the flames were out.

The living room sustained moderate damage, Fire Chief Steve Siegrist said at the time.
The Warsaw Ambulance Service also responded to the fire.
The Warsaw and Hamilton fire departments have a mutual aid agreement and respond together to structure fires in both cities.

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