Two arrested on meth charges during warrant investigation in Quincy

Ashlee A. Reed, left, and Joseph W. Baker
Posted: Sep. 20, 2012 5:03 pm Updated: Oct. 4, 2012 7:15 pm

A warrant investigation by the Adams County Sheriff's Department and the West Central Illinois Task Force netted two arrests on Wednesday.

Officers were conducting a warrant investigation for Joseph W. Baker, 32. He was wanted on two outstanding Adams County warrants on two pending cases. He was wanted for failure to appear on a charge of unlawful delivery of methamphetamine and aggravated participation in methamphetamine production. Baker was located at a residence in the 2200 block of North 12th at 6:38 p.m. Wednesday.

During the investigation, evidence of suspected methamphetamine use and suspected methamphetamine manufacturing was found. Baker was arrested on the warrants as well as a new charge of aggravated participation in methamphetamine manufacturing.

Ashlee A. Reed, 24, was arrested on a traffic warrant as well as aggravated participation in methamphetamine manufacturing as a result of the investigation.

Both were lodged in Adams County Jail without bond.