Quincy woman pleads guilty to possession of meth precursors - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

Quincy woman pleads guilty to unlawful possession of meth precursors

Posted: Updated:
Kristin Washington Kristin Washington

By DON O'BRIEN
Herald-Whig Staff Writer

A Quincy woman on Wednesday admitted to buying pills to help manufacture methamphetamine.

Kristin M. Washington, 27, pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors. In exchange for her guilty plea, Washington agreed to a sentencing cap of three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Without the agreement, Washington could have been sentenced to between three and seven years on the Class 2 felony. If the Adams County Probation Department recommends probation for Washington, the state's attorney's office would recommend probation, First Assistant State's Attorney Gary Farha said.

Washington's sentencing hearing was set for May 6 in front of Judge Scott Walden.

Washington is the last of three people arrested during a raid by the West Central Illinois Task Force on Sept. 4 at a residence in the 600 block of North Sixth in Quincy to admit their guilt. Like the others involved in the case, Washington was originally charged with aggravated participation in meth production, a Class X felony. The original charge was aggravated because children under the age of 18 lived at the residence. She had that charge dismissed in exchange for her guilty plea.

Farha said Washington was one of a number of people present when members of the Task Force served a search warrant at the residence. People inside the residence were making meth when the Task Force arrived. Farha said Washington had purchased pseudoephedrine, a key meth-making ingredient, on a number of occasions.

"Three or four individuals would go to stores looking to buy pseudoephedrine," Farha said. "They would all buy within minutes of each other."

Farha said Washington gave the pills to her husband, Tadarryl, so he could manufacture meth. Tadarryl Washington, 29, will be sentenced Wednesday, March 20, by Walden. He pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful participation in meth manufacturing. He faces a sentencing cap of 14 years in prison. He is eligible for probation.

The third person involved in the bust was given probation last month by Walden. Jermaine Q. Harper, 33, had his charges in this case dismissed as part of a plea agreement in a 2011 case. Harper received 36 months of probation after he pleaded guilty to unlawful meth conspiracy.

Kristin Washington has been free on bond since Oct. 10. Originally set at $150,000, her bond was reduced to $10,000 on Oct. 5, and she posted $1,000 on Oct. 10.

 

-- dobrien@whig.com/221-3370

 

  • Local HeadlinesLocal HeadlinesMore>>

  • YWCA to honor 'Women of Achievement' at gala

    YWCA to honor 'Women of Achievement' at gala

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:35:06 GMT
    A group of four women will be recognized Saturday as part of the YWCA of Quincy's 23rd annual Women of Achievement Gala at the Oakley-Lindsay Center. Lynn Niewohner, Debbie Reed, Denise Conkright and Gabrielle Green...
    A group of four women will be recognized Saturday as part of the YWCA of Quincy's 23rd annual Women of Achievement Gala at the Oakley-Lindsay Center. Lynn Niewohner, Debbie Reed, Denise Conkright and Gabrielle Green...
  • Elbe in 'one of my ideal places' as he steps into JWCC presidency

    Elbe in 'one of my ideal places' as he steps into JWCC presidency

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:08:49 GMT
    With one exception, not a whole lot has changed for Mike Elbe. He remains the same guy who played basketball for Sherrill Hanks at Quincy University, running the offense as a point guard for some of those entertaining...
    With one exception, not a whole lot has changed for Mike Elbe. He remains the same guy who played basketball for Sherrill Hanks at Quincy University, running the offense as a point guard for some of those entertaining...
  • Unexpected Surfer Boys ride the wave of Beach Boys, Broadway

    Unexpected Surfer Boys ride the wave of Beach Boys, Broadway

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:04:22 GMT
    The Unexpected Surfer BoysThe Unexpected Surfer Boys
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Mike Marx said the first time he saw film of the Unexpected Surfer Boys, he knew they would be a perfect fit on the Hannibal Concert Association schedule. "We had them here last year, and everyone loved...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Mike Marx said the first time he saw film of the Unexpected Surfer Boys, he knew they would be a perfect fit on the Hannibal Concert Association schedule. "We had them here last year, and everyone loved...
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Quincy Herald-Whig. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.