Two Quincy residents and a Payson resident were arrested Tuesday following a traffic stop and execution of a search warrant at 2423 St. Anthony Road in rural Quincy Tuesday morning.
Diane M. Beers, age 33, of Quincy, was arrested on two counts of aggravated unlawful participation in methamphetamine production, unlawful use of property, methamphetamine related child endangerment, unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursor and unlawful possession of methamphetamine.
Agents conducting surveillance observed Beers and a child depart the residence. Beers was arrested during a traffic stop near 43rd and State Street without incident.
The child was taken into limited custody and was later released to a family member.
Once the child was safely away from the residence, the Special Response Team served the search warrant and 21-year-old Joshua D. Lovelace, of Quincy, was arrested on two counts of aggravated unlawful participation in methamphetamine production, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials and threatening a public official.
Deborah S. Russell, age 49, of Payson, was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials. On April 10th The Adams County States Attorney's Office reported that no charges would be filed against Russell and she was released from the Adams County Jail.
Both Beers and Lovelace face aggravated charges due to a child under the age of 18 residing at the residence and for fortification or surveillance being used at the residence.
During a search of the residence and surrounding property, police seized several one pot shake and bake methamphetamine laboratories. In addition to the labs, agents seized methamphetamine and a firearm.
All three subjects were transported to the Adams County Jail were they remain lodged on various meth offenses.
Also assisting in the warrant was the Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team and patrol officers from Adams County and District 20 State Police.