A trespassing and fraudulent check use complaint against two Drew County men led to forgery, theft, tampering with evidence and drug charges against one and breaking and entering allegations against the other.

Christopher Staley is suspected of forgery, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, theft of property and tampering with physical evidence.

Joseph Nichinello is suspected of breaking and entering on two separate occasions.

On November 27, Allen Edwards, a detective with the Drew County Sheriff’s Office, and Drew County Chief Deputy Brian Slaughter went to 232 South Allis Road to question Nichinello and Staley about a trespassing and a fraudulent check use complaint. Nichinello was arrested. Edwards and Slaughter then conducted a home visit on Staley, where they reportedly found evidence of fraudulent check use as well as drug paraphernalia, according to a news release from the Drew County Sheriff’s Office.

Staley was arrested and searched. During the search, authorities reportedly found approximately five grams of a white crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine.

Both Staley and Nichinello were transported to the Drew County Detention Facility where they await a first appearance hearing.