Two arrested after Task Force finds meth in Quincy home

Posted: Nov. 30, 2012 12:01 am Updated: Dec. 28, 2012 12:15 am

Two people were arrested after a search warrant was executed Thursday night by the West Central Illinois Task Force at 1122 N. 11th, and a 7-month-old child inside the residence was taken into temporary custody and turned over to a family member.

Alexis D. Kaufman, 21, a resident in the home, was arrested on the charges of possession of a methamphetamine precursor and unlawful possession of methamphetamine. Before the execution of the warrant, agents on surveillance observed James V. Knowles, 22, of Springfield depart the residence on foot.  Knowles fled from agents and was apprehended near 10th and Cherry.  He was arrested on an Illinois Department of Corrections warrant for a parole violation, as well as warrants from Adams and Pike counties for traffic offenses.

Kaufman and Knowles were both lodged in the Adams County Jail. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services was contacted and will initiate an investigation. 

In Case You Missed It

'There's always going to be that hole': North Shelby football team playing through pain of losing teammate, classmate
The North Shelby community was rocked when four students were in a car crash on Sept. 24. North Shelby student Joshua Kennison was pronounced dead at the scene, while freshman football player Jakob Pratt died Oct. 11. The Raiders know it is a journey to move past the tragedy that struck their community over the last month, but they know they can do things to help the process.