Three people were arrested Wednesday night on methamphetamine-related charges in connection with a police search at 602 N. Fifth, Apartments 5 and 6.
After a search warrant was served at Apartment 5, officers from the West Central Illinois Task Force seized methamphetamine and ingredients used in the manufacture of meth.
While at that location, agents discovered an active "shake and bake" methamphetamine laboratory in operation in Apartment 6. A second search warrant was obtained, and some meth and the lab were seized.
Arrested on charges of aggravated unlawful participation in methamphetamine production were Teddy E. Pendleton, 58, of 602 N. Fifth, Apartment 5; Michael G. Gundersen, 47, of Room 203 at the Elkton Hotel, 133 S. Fourth; and Kaitlyn J. Grawe, 21, of Mount Sterling.
All three were taken to the Adams County Jail. Additional arrests are expected in the investigation.
According to a press release from the task force, Adams County records indicate Pendleton was out on bond on a delivery of meth charge and is set for an April jury trial. Gundersen was sentenced in November to 24 months probation for possession of meth.