Three People Arrested on Drug and Weapons Charges

CENTRALIA — Three people are in the Marion County Jail following an incident reportedly involving a firearm led to their arrests late Monday night on drug and weapons charges.

According to Centralia police, they responded to a report of a firearm being shown at the Huck’s Convenience Store on East Calumet and arrested the three occupants of a vehicle on related charges.

Reports indicate that 25-year-old Marie Anderson-Hernandez, of Centralia, was allegedly the person with the weapon. She was arrested for alleged unlawful use of a weapon, armed violence, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Two other occupants in the vehicle were also arrested. 36-year-old Tyrone Etheridge of Centralia was arrested for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, armed violence, possession of meth, and unlawful delivery of meth; while 29-year-old Zachery Bass of Salem, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for a felony theft charge.

All three subjects were taken to the Marion County Jail where they await the formal filing of charges and setting of bail in court Wednesday.