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Quincy woman pleads guilty to unlawful possession of meth precursors

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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

 

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