A corrections officer from Lake County who is facing felony charges after investigators discovered he was running a meth lab was in court today.
39-year-old Brian Morrissey and his girlfriend 36-year-old Rebecca Beachler had a preliminary hearing today and will now go to circuit court next month.
Morrissey was a newly hired corrections officer for the department.
The Sheriff was alerted to the possibility that Morrissey was manufacturing methamphetamine by a national registry that keeps track of people who buy meth ingredients.
Detectives searched Morrissey's home and found the meth operation and arrested both Morrissey and Beachler.