Teen leads authorities to drug arrest at Schuyler County home

One man and one woman are in custody after a member of their family alerted authorities to problems at home in Schuyler County, Ill.

Larry Paul Eddington, Jr., 44, of Brooklyn, Ill. was arrested early Tuesday morning and taken to the Schuyler County Jail.

Authorities say they found drug paraphernalia in Eddington's home, located next to Route 99 southwest of Brooklyn.

Jeanne E. Eddington, 35, also of Brooklyn, was arrested later on Tuesday during a follow-up investigation.

According to Schuyler County Sheriff Don Schieferdecker, a 13-year-old member of the Eddington family left the residence Monday around 7 p.m.

The teen reportedly refused to return home.

They were later seen walking along Camden Road about 6 miles west of Rushville.

Authorities said the teen was being cared for at a residence near that location.

The teen was taken to the sheriff's office where they spoke with a counselor from the Youth Attention Crisis Center in Jacksonville about problems at the Eddington home.

Shortly before 11 p.m. Monday, authorities were sent to the home to perform a well-being check on the other children living there.

Upon arrival, authorities say they found cannabis, items that could be used in the production of crystal methamphetamine, chemical products and other drug paraphernalia.

Two children were removed from the home by the Department of Children and Family Services.

Larry Eddington is charged with possession of cannabis, aggravated unlawful participation of methamphetamine production with children present and three other drug charges.

His bond has been set at $50,000.

The investigation revealed that Jeanne Eddington was allegedly in the home while the making of crystal meth was taking place.

She is charged with one count of crystal meth-related child endangerment.

Her bond is set at $10,000 with a court appearance scheduled for August 20.