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      Bicycling suspected drug dealer behind bars

      The West Central Illinois Task Force arrested Kerry Talburt, 38, after a drug investigation in the 400 block of Elm Street in Quincy.

      Police tracked down and arrested a suspected drug dealer on two wheels.

      The West Central Illinois Task Force arrested Kerry Talburt, 38, after a drug investigation in the 400 block of Elm Street in Quincy.

      When officers arrived at the Elm Street home, Talburt jumped on a bike and took off. Officers caught up with him and took him into custody after a brief struggle.

      Talburt faces charges of unlawful possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.

      Agents seized methamphetamine and hypodermic syringes at the scene. Talburt was transported to the Adams County Jail were he remains lodged.

      He's currently on parole with the Illinois Department of Corrections for a 2009 Methamphetamine Precursor case in which he was sentenced to five years and five months in prison.

      Adams County court records indicate that Talburt was charged in 1994 with aggravated battery and armed robbery. Talburt received probation, which was later revoked. Talburt was sentenced to four years in the Department of Corrections.

      Talburt was charged with obstruction of justice in 1997 and received a three year sentence in the Department of Corrections.

      In 2002 Talburt was charged with two felony cases. Unlawful possession of a controlled substance, for which he received one year in the Department of Corrections, and escape from a penal institution for which he received seven years in the Department of Corrections.