Quincy woman facing four meth charges

Posted: Feb. 6, 2013 10:56 pm Updated: Feb. 20, 2013 11:15 pm

A 44-year-old Quincy woman was arrested Wednesday and faces four methamphetamine-related charges.

Agents with the West Central Illinois Task Force and the Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team served a search warrant at 623 Oak. The agents reported finding a shake-and-bake methamphetamine laboratory and methamphetamine manufacturing waste.

Melissa L. Beldon was arrested on suspicion of four felony meth charges -- aggravated unlawful participation in methamphetamine production, unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursor, methamphetamine manufacturing waste and methamphetamine-related child endangerment. Beldon is lodged in the Adams County Jail.

A 4-year-old child was residing at the residence at the time of the search. The Department of Children and Family Services was contacted and will be initiating an investigation regarding child endangerment. Additional charges are pending.