Children removed from home after shake-and-bake meth lab found; two arrested

Joshue Myers and Buffy Bence
Posted: Jul. 30, 2013 3:03 pm Updated: Aug. 13, 2013 3:15 pm


Two Quincy residents remain in the Adams County Jail after they were arrested Monday when authorities discovered a shake-and-bake methamphetamine lab while searching a home in northwest Quincy.

Arrested for aggravated unlawful participation in methamphetamine production were Joshua C. Myers, 29, and Buffy J. Bence, 35, both of 428 Oak. Police said two children, ages 15 and 10, living in the residence were removed. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services was notified of the incident and will conduct its own investigation.

The West Central Illinois Task Force reported that the Adams County Sheriff's Department Special Response Team served a search warrant at 428 Oak as part of an ongoing methamphetamine investigation. During the search, authorities said officers seized the lab, methamphetamine and meth waste.

Assisting were the Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team and Adams County Animal Control.