Liberty man arrested for meth trafficking, conspiracy

Posted: Jun. 5, 2014 9:16 pm Updated: Jun. 19, 2014 10:15 pm

A Wednesday afternoon traffic stop by the Adams County Sheriff's Department led to the arrest of a Liberty man on charges of methamphetamine trafficking and conspiracy.

Harold C. Hills, 52, was arrested by deputies and West Central Illinois task Force agents after a stop on Ill. 104 at County Road 1600 East.

The department's K-9, Bricks, was called in to conduct a sniff of Hills' vehicle. Police said Bricks alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle, and a search resulted in the seizure of a quarter pound of ice meth.

Hills was taken to the Adams County Jail where he remains held.

Master Sgt. Patrick Frazier of the task force said Hills was the target of an ongoing investigation involving the importation of ice meth from Missouri. Additional arrests are expected from the investigation.