Task Force makes a pair of meth busts
8 months, 1 week ago
DCFS takes a three-year-old child from one of the crime scenes
The West Central Illinois Task Force arrested three people Tuesday night after evidence of multiple meth labs was found on Quincy's North side.
According to a news release, evidence of "numerous" methamphetamine labs was discovered at 603 N. 6th Street, and in a garage at the rear of an abandoned residence at 607 N. 6th in Quincy.
Members of the West Central Illinois Task Force, Illinois State Police Meth Response Team, and the Quincy Police Department Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at the residence at about 7:40 p.m.. Illinois State Police Master Sergeant Patrick Frazier said individuals inside the residence were engaged in the production of meth when entry was made into the residence.
An additional subject was observed acting as a look out near the corner of 6th and Oak. Agents seized items used in the production of meth, including several pounds of meth waste that had been used in previous cooks.
Arrested were Tadarryl D. Washington, 29 ; Jermaine G. Harper, 32; and Kristin M. Washington, 26. All three were arrested for Aggravated Participation in Methamphetamine Production. The three were lodged in the Adams County Jail on the class X offense.
The charge is aggravated due to children under the age of 18 residing at the residence. Frazier advised that the investigation is on going and additional arrests are possible.
The West Central Illinois Task Force, Adams County Sheriffs Office Special Response Team, and the Quincy Police Department conducted an early morning operation at 8th and Jackson.
Master Sergeant Patrick Frazier reports that a search warrant was served by the Sheriffs Special Response Team at 6:40 a.m. at 1227 S. 8th Street in Quincy. Arrested at the time of the warrant on the charge of Aggravated Unlawful Participation of Methamphetamine Production was resident Joseph D. Hardy, age 23, and Crystal L. Robertson 22 of Hannibal, Missouri.
Seized during the search were numerous items used in the shake and bake methamphetamine manufacturing process. The items included pseudoephedrine, fertilizer spikes, lye, Coleman fuel, sulfuric acid, and lithium batteries. Agents also seized unlawful prescription medication, and items of drug paraphernalia. A three year old child was discovered in the residence and was turned over to a family member.
The Illinois and Missouri Department of Children and Family Service's were contacted regarding the child and will be initiating an investigation. Hardy and Robertson remain incarcerated at the Adams County jail.