MATTOON (JG-TC) — Police say two Mattoon residents were arrested and charged with methamphetamine-related counts including child endangerment.

According to a press release from the Mattoon Police Department, Troy J. Jefferies, 33, and Monica J. Schamel, 28, both of Mattoon, were arrested around 7:30 a.m. Sunday near Old State Village. Both were charged with methamphetamine-related child endangerment, aggravated participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, possession of methamphetamine and domestic battery.




The charges allege that Jefferies and Schamel battered one another, that they engaged in the possession and production of methamphetamine, and that a child was present within the home during these events, the release stated. A 3-year-old child was taken from the residence and placed in the custody of Department of Child and Family Services.

Jefferies and Schamel were transported to the Coles County jail pending filing of formal charges by the Coles County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Mattoon police also arrested Billy F. Wershila, 41, of Mattoon around 12:30 p.m. Friday near the 300 block of S. 21st Street, according to a press release. Wershila was charged with domestic battery and possession of methamphetamine.

The charges allege that Wershila battered a female while he was in possession of methamphetamine. He was taken to the Coles County jail pending filing of formal charges by the State’s Attorney’s Office.