Four local residents appeared Thursday (today) in magistrate court at the Lake County Courthouse to each face multiple drug-related charges.
Ryan Zillgitt, 32; Austin Williams, 25; and Cynthia Benshoof, 27, all of Madison, and Kaddie Dixon, 24, of Wentworth, made their initial appearances in court after being arrested by local law enforcement last week.
According to the Lake County State's Attorney Office, the group is accused of possessing and using methamphetamine and marijuana during a recent stay at the AmericInn in Madison.
Zillgitt was charged with counts that included two felony drug possession charges; 14 felony charges of manufacturing, possession and distribution of drugs; and misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession and ingesting.
Williams faces charges that include felony possession of a controlled substance.
Benshoof and Dixon were each charged with several counts, including felony possession of a controlled substance.
The State's Attorney Office also announced that a fifth person, Ryan Donelan, 25, of Madison has charges related to the same drug case pending against him. He is currently scheduled to make an initial court appearance in late January.