Quincy man arrested after police find meth components at residence

Ricky P. Barnes (Submitted Photo)
Posted: Aug. 16, 2013 1:08 pm Updated: Aug. 30, 2013 1:15 pm


A Quincy man faces a methamphetamine charge after an arrest at his home.

Ricky P. Barnes, 36, was taken into custody after a search warrant was served at a residence in the 1000 block of Ohio. Officers said Barnes was arrested for aggravated unlawful participation in meth production. The West Central Illinois Task Force reported that components used in the meth manufacturing process were discovered at the residence. Officers also reported that a four-wheeler reported stolen earlier this year was seized at the property.

Two small children and an infant who live at the residence were removed by a family member, officers said. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is expected to conduct an investigation in the children's welfare.

Barnes is being lodged in the Adams County Jail.

The Adams County Sheriff's Department, the Quincy Police Department and the Illinois State Meth Response Team assisted at the scene.