MOUNT CARROLL – A Mount Carroll man accused of dealing meth and other drug-related charges was in Carroll County jail today on $75,000 bond.
Jose S. Castro, 37, was arrested Saturday after a search of his home in the 200 block of Washington Street turned up baggies containing 57.2 grams of methamphetamine, 82.4 grams of marijuana, and 6 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, as well as a video surveillance system used “with the intent to prevent or alert the lawful entry of a law enforcement officer” knowing that there was meth in the home, court records show.
He is charged in Carroll County court with possession with intent to deliver 15-100 grams of methamphetamine, which carries at least 6 to 30 years in prison; possession with intent to deliver 30-500 grams of marijuana, punishable by 3 to 7 years; possession of a controlled substance, which carries 1 to 3 years; and criminal fortification of a residence, which also carries 3 to 7 years.
Because a child younger than 18 was in the home, and a hypodermic syringe was found in a pile of clothes in her bedroom, Castro also is charged with endangering the life or health of a child, a misdemeanor.
He has a status hearing April 28.
On Jan. 17, 2017, Castro was sentenced in Carroll County to 2-and-a-half years probation for possession of less than 5 grams of meth, court records show.