Three arrested moving key meth ingredient in fire extinguisher

Three men are charged with possession with intent to deliver anhydrous ammonia and other charges after they were found with several items used in the manufacture of methamphetamines in their car.

Caleb J. Colliver, 26, of Knob Noster, Mo.; Jon R. Morton, 26, of Hannibal, Mo. and William K. Zabriskie, 34, of Calhoun, Mo. were arrested Tuesday after an undercover investigation by the Quincy Police Department, the Adams County Sheriff's Department and the Illinois State Police Meth Response Team.

Sgt. Bob Short with the West Central Illinois Task Force said investigators had been in contact with Colliver for 72 hours about Colliver delivering five gallons of anhydrous ammonia. Colliver was to deliver the anhydrous from Missouri to a location in Quincy.

A search of Colliver's car at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday turned up over 130 grams of liquid and finished methamphetamines, paraphernalia and a large fire extinguisher containing about 5 gallons of anhydrous ammonia. The extinguisher had a modified valve which allowed it to be filled with anhydrous and unlawfully transported.

The subjects were charged with aggravated participation in methamphetamines manufacturing, possession with intent to deliver anhydrous ammonia, possession of methamphetamines manufacturing materials and possession of methamphetamines over 100 grams. Morton was also wanted on a Missouri parole violation.

All three subjects are lodged in the Adams County Jail.