Police say man came out of the woods with shake and bake lab

Robert A. Chatten, 31

An Adams County, Illinois man was arrested by the Adams County Sheriff's Office and the West Central Illinois Task Force Sunday evening near the El Rancha Vista mobile home community at 3737 N. 24th Street.

Robert A. Chatten, 31, of 6401 Lentz Road, was charged with unlawful participation in methamphetamine production, unlawful possession of methamphetamine manufacturing material, unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursor and unlawful possession of methamphetamine.

According to a press release from the Illinois State Police, sheriff's deputies on patrol spotted Chatten as he came out of a wooded area near the mobile home park.

Police say Chatten was found to be in possession of an active shake and bake methamphetamine lab.

M/Sgt. Patrick Frazier of the West Central Illinois Task Force advised that agents responded to assist the deputies and a search was conducted of buildings on the property, and a residence in Quincy. That's when police say an additional shake and bake methamphetamine lab was located in the search.

The Illinois State Police Meth Response Team was called in cleanup the lab materials.

Chatten was taken to the Adams County jail were he remains lodged.

An investigation is ongoing and further arrests are anticipated.