Authorities: Quincy woman faces drug charges after officers find meth lab

Kristie L. Gower
Posted: Feb. 8, 2013 6:41 am Updated: Feb. 22, 2013 7:15 am

A shake-and-bake methamphetamine lab was found at 640 Monroe late Thursday night, according to authorities. One arrest was made and an additional arrest is expected.

During the execution of search warrant, officers said they found numerous components of a methamphetamine lab and methamphetamine production.

Kristie L. Gower, 39, of 640 Monroe, was arrested on suspicion of a Class X felony of aggravated unlawful participation in methamphetamine production, Class 2 felony charge of methamphetamine-related child endangerment and a Class 3 felony charge of unlawful possession of methamphetamine. Gower was lodged in the Adams County Jail.

A 12-year-old child was removed from the home and placed with a family member. The Department of Children and Family Services was notified.

Conducting the investigation were officers with the West Central Illinois Task Force, the Quincy Police Department and the Adams County Sheriff's Department. The Illinois State Police Meth Response Team was called in to dispose of the lab.