2 years, 4 months ago by Paige Traeder
Kristie L. Gower was arrested on a class X felony; a 12-year-old child was present during the arrest
A Quincy woman was arrested for meth charges Thursday night.
The West Central Illinois Task Force, Quincy Police Department and the Adams County Sheriffs Office conducted a drug investigtion at 640 Monroe late Thursday night, which invovled a search warrant that yielded numerous components of a shake and bake methamphetamine laboratory and methamphetamine.
Kristie L. Gower, age 39, of 640 Monroe was arrested on a class X felony charge of Aggravated Unlawful Participation in Methamphetamine Production, a class 2 felony of Methamphetamine Related Child Endangerment, and a class 3 felony charge of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.
Sgt. Patrick Frazier of the West Central Illinois Task Force reports that a 12 year old child was present in the residence. The child was removed from the home and placed with a family member. The Department of Children and Family Services was notified and will initiate an investigation into the child endangerment.
Gower was incarcerated at the Adams County Jail. An additional arrest is expected in the investigation.