For Immediate Release
MADIGAN: THREE ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH ALLEGED METH CRIMES
Chicago - Attorney General Lisa Madigan today said the Illinois State Police (ISP) Zone 3 Meth Response Team (MRT) arrested three Will County suspects yesterday, June 29, on various methamphetamine-related charges.
Bond is set at $200,000 each for the three persons being held in the Kankakee County Detention Center. They include:
Methamphetamine Conspiracy is a Class 1 felony punishable by four to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC). Procurement of a Methamphetamine Precursor is a Class 3 felony that carries a possible prison term of three to seven years and Unlawful Purchase of a Targeted Methamphetamine Precursor is a Class B Misdemeanor.
Madigan said the arrests were made pursuant to arrest warrants issued following indictments obtained June 8 by her office before the Statewide Grand Jury. Two other individuals, Billy Ray Smith and Stacey L. Powell, of 203 W. Pacific St., Essex, were previously arrested and charged in connection with a suspected meth lab discovered in rural Kankakee County.
The Meth Response Teams are special units of the ISP created to investigate crimes involving methamphetamine. Zone 3 officers were assisted in yesterday’s arrests by officers of the Braidwood Police Department.
The case will be prosecuted by Madigan’s Statewide Grand Jury Bureau
which investigates and prosecutes multi-county drug offenses and other