Four men face meth charges after woman found dead in U-Haul

SOUTH ROXANA, Ill. (KSDK) – Four men face methamphetamine manufacturing charges for contributing to the death of a woman found slumped over the steering wheel of a U-Haul van in the parking lot of a dollar store.

Passersby found 42-year-old Frances Ragan's body outside of the Dollar General Store in the 400 block of Broadway Avenue on Feb. 8.

Investigators later discovered four Hartford, Ill. men who they say made the meth that contributed to her death.

One of those men – Robert Stoces – is currently in custody after being arrested four days after Ragan's death for a parole violation. He has since been charged with aggravated unlawful participation in methamphetamine manufacturing and unlawful disposal of meth manufacturing waste. He is being held on a $125,000 bond.

Jeremy Loraine faces the same charges as Stoces, and despite a February arrest for failing to register as a sex offender, retail theft and two counts of battery, he is currently not in custody.

Russell Henry and Bruce Monahan have been charged with unlawful disposal of meth manufacturing waste and unlawful use of property in connection with Ragan's death. Bond has been set at $60,000 for both of them, and neither are in custody.


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