French Arrest (2-21-2019)
On February 21, 2019 a detail conducted by the White County Sheriff's Department, Carmi Police Department and the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force resulted in the arrest of Michael Wayne French, DOB 1-24-71.

Officers located Mr. French at his residence, 413 rice St., Carmi, IL

The arrest is the result of a lengthy investigation by the Task Force.

Mr. French was arrested on warrant for One count Unlawful Delivery of Meth ( 5-15g), and two county of Unlawful Delivery of Meth (under 5 grams). Bail on warrant is $150,000.00 ( 15,000.00 cash )

A search warrant was also obtained and executed at the residence. Several drug related items and an amount of methamphetamine were located. Additional charges are pending.

Mr. French transported to White County Jail where he is being held.

White County Sheriff
Doug Maier
Stay Safe this Summer!
As always we want everyone to be as safe as possible, so here are a few things you can do to help keep yourself safe this summer!
  • Service your vehicle! Nothing will ruin an exciting trip like a blown tire or breakdown! So, check the air and tread on your tires, change the Oil and Oil Filter, and check your hoses, belts, air filter, windshield wipers, and coolant levels.
  • Keep emergency items in your car. Extra drinking water, snacks (granola bars, small bags of crackers), a first aid kit, and an emergency kit including a flashlight, jumper cables, paper towels and basic tools can always come in handy!
  • Remove dangerous items from your car. Pressurized products like hair spray and soda can leave a nasty mess. Crayons, candy, lipstick, cleaning products with ammonia/alcohol can also cause nasty problems.
  • Don't leave pets in a vehicle. Temperatures can raise to over 100 degrees in a matter of minutes.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Regardless of your activity level. Don't wait until thirsty to drink.
  • Stay protected from the sun. Wear sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 15 or greater.
  • Keep pesky bugs away. Use bug repellant containing DEET to keep mosquitos, and ticks away. Empty items of collected water, buckets and other stagnate water sources can produce hundreds of new mosquitos each day.
  • Swim Safely. Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards and always swim with a buddy.
  • Avoid long term heat exposure. Try to limit your time outside to avoid extreme heat.
  • Don't drink and drive. Impaired driving is a risk to everyone on the road!
  • Don't text and drive. Distracted driving is a risk to everyone on the road too!
Enjoy the summer and stay safe out there!

White County Sheriff
Doug Maier
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