By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
A Quincy man will face federal charges in connection with a November drug arrest.
Troy E. Cleesen, 44, was charged Thursday in federal court in Springfield with the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Cleesen was arrested Nov. 19 by the West Central Illinois Task Force during the service of a search warrant at 807 Broadway, Apartment 4. Officers said they found a shake-and-bake meth laboratory and meth. Cleesen was charged with aggravated unlawful participation in meth production and unlawful delivery of meth.
The state charges were dismissed by Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard on Thursday so the case could move to the federal court system.
According to Master Sgt. Patrick Frazier with the West Central Illinois Task Force, Cleesen is eligible for a sentence of up to 30 years in federal prison. He has two previous felony convictions. He was sentenced in 2005 to 3½ years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on a narcotics charge. Cleesen was sentenced in 2008 to 2½ years in the DOC on a domestic battery charge.