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.