A Quincy man is charged with a class X felony for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
Jared L. Mallady, 34, was arrested Monday in the 1200 block of Vermont Street by the West Central Illinois Task Force.
In addition to the class X felony, Mallady is also charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors and unlawful possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials. Master Sergeant Patrick Frazier of the task force says that Mallady was also wanted on an outstanding Adams County warrant in a previous methamphetamine investigation.
Mallady was under surveillance and, according to a news release, officers observed him taking possession of methamphetamine precursors and methamphetamine manufacturing materials.
An investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are pending.
Adams County records indicate that Mallady has been convicted of unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle, burglary, unlawful possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials and aggravated battery in Adams County and that he has convictions in Hancock County and the State of Missouri relating to theft and transportation of anhydrous ammonia, Master Sergeant Frazier reported.
Master Sergeant Frazier also reports that Mallady is currently on bond in Adams County for unlawful participation in methamphetamine production from an incident that occurred in August of 2012.
Mallady is lodged in the Adams County Jail.