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
THANK YOU (11-7-2018)
I would like to thank the citizens of White County for their support in the past election. I am humbled to be elected for a fifth term as your Sheriff and will continue to serve you as I have for the past 16 years. I have the greatest respect for the Office of Sheriff. I would also like to thank my Deputies, Corrections Officers, Dispatchers and Court Security Officers.
They are truly what makes this department great ! They are very dedicated people who do a very difficult job and deserve your respect. We will continue to make White County a safe place to live and raise your
children. Thank you again!


Sheriff Doug Maier
AMEREN SCAM (7-15-2017)
The White County Sheriff's Department had a report of a man and woman going door to door saying they were with Ameren and wanted peoples account numbers to switch electric companies. Ameren does not go door to door for this purpose and we would advise people to not give out their account numbers or any other personal information. Contact the Sheriff's Department if you feel that you have been a victim of a scam.

DOUG MAIER
WHITE COUNTY SHERIFF
AMEREN SCAM (6-6-2016)
The White County Sheriff's Department had a report of a man and woman going door to door saying they were with Ameren and wanted peoples account numbers to switch electric companies. Ameren does not go door to door for this purpose and we would advise people to not give out their account numbers or any other personal information. Contact the Sheriff's Department if you feel that you have been a victim of a scam.

OOUG MAIER
WHITE COUNTY SHERIFF
Field Fires (4-20-2016)
The Carmi Fire Department has responded to three separate wood/field fires in the last few days. All three have been suspicious in nature. The first occurred just off Centerville Road outside of town. The second fire was around the Colony West area and the third was in the same area as the first around Centerville Road. Several different properties have been involved in these three fires with a substantial amount of damage done to some. A few tips have been given into the nature of these fires. The Carmi Police Department and the White County Sheriff's Department are offering a Crimestoppers Reward in the amount of $250.00 Anyone with information about these fires is urged to contact the Carmi Police Department at 618-382-4633, White County Sheriff's Department at 618-382-5321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-637-3577. The $250.00 Crime Stoppers reward is being offered for any information that leads to the arrest of a suspect. Subjects who seek to remain anonymous can do so by calling the 800 Crime Stoppers number.

Chief Jason Carter

Sheriff Doug Maier
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