Case moves forward against corrections officer accused of running meth lab

Rebecca Beachler is being charged with running a meth lab with her boyfriend, Lake co. corrections officer, Brian Morrissey.

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.