Three jailed on meth-related charges after Tuesday search

From left, Diane Beers, Joshua Lovelace and Deborah Russell
Posted: Apr. 9, 2013 6:01 pm Updated: Apr. 23, 2013 9:15 pm

Three local residents were lodged in the Adams County Jail on a variety of meth-related charges after a search warrant was executed Tuesday morning at 2423 St. Anthony Road.

According to the Adams County Sheriff's office Special Response Team and the West Central Illinois Task Force, several one-pot shake and bake methamphetamine laboratories were found on the property. Agents also seized meth and a firearm.

Officers arrested Diane Beers, 33, and Joshua Lovelace, 21, both of the residence, and Deborah Russell, 49, of Payson.

Arrest reports indicate that Beers was arrested after departing the residence with a child. The child was taken into limited custody and later released to a family member. Lovelace and Russell were arrested at the scene.

Charges resulting from the incident for each were aggravated unlawful participation in methamphetamine production, unlawful use of property, meth-related child endangerment, unlawful possession of meth and unlawful possession of meth precursors. Lovelace also faces charges of threatening a public official involving comments made after the arrest.

Assisting in the warrant were the Illinois State Police meth response team and patrol officers from Adams County and District 20 State Police.


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