Largest drug money seizure in Adams County history; three people arrested

Photo courtesy of Adams County Sheriff's Office.

Karen Dromey was arrested by NEMO Task Force after a month-long investigation where the Task Force was able to purchase one pound of marijuana and Hydrocodone pills from Dromey.

A consent search of her vehicle led to the discovery of 1/4 pound of marjuana.

This arrest took place in Palmyra, Missouri and led to the search warrants served below.

On September 22nd, the Adams County Sheriff's Office and the West Central Illinois Task Force acted on information regarding a cannabis drug trafficking and conspiracy investigation.

Karen M. Dromey, Kevin K.H Dromey and Emily M. Goodwin, all of Quincy, were suspected of trafficking large quantities of cannabis from Colorado to the Quincy and NEMO areas.

A search warrant was obtained and conducted at 2208 Jefferson in Quincy the morning of September 23rd.

The Sheriff's Office located and seized approximately a pound and a half of cannabis, miscellaneous edible cannabis, a firearm, and approximately $61,000 in U.S. cash from the residence.

Subsequent interviews provided information leading to the search of 1126 South 18th Street, also in Quincy.

Approximately 5 ounces of cannabis, 11 ounces of cannabis wax, multiple firearms, two vehicles, and approximately $56,000 in U.S. cash was seized.

Kevin Dromey and Goodwin were located and arrested Tuesday on arrest warrants for Unlawful Calculated Criminal Cannabis Conspiracy and Conspiracy Cannabis Trafficking.

Both were lodged in the Adams County Jail.

Karen Dromey is currently lodged in the Marion County Missouri Jail for sale of a controlled substance in Missouri.

She is detained on an Adams County warrant for Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver Cannabis.

Approximately $117,000 was seized from both residences, accounting for the largest known U.S. currency drug asset seizure in Adams County history.

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