Four arrested in Mercer County meth bust


Police say they arrested four people ranging in age from 18 to 21 in connection with a meth lab bust in rural Aledo, Illinois.

It started when police arrested Steven Adams, 21, of rural Aledo for an alleged probation violation. 

Deputies said they found “materials that were consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine” during the arrest. 

Adams was charged with possession of methamphetamine, unlawful methamphetamine conspiracy, possession of a firearm by a felon and unlawful participation in methamphetamine manufacturing.  His bond was set at $115,000. 

That led to the arrest of three more people.

Jerri Floyd, 18, of New Boston, Illinois was charged with unlawful  possession of methamphetamine precursors, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and obstructing justice.

Shane Holem and Gordon Crook, both 19 and both from Muscatine, Iowa, were also arrested.  Both were charged with unlawful methamphetamine conspiracy and unlawful possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials.  Holem was also charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine.  Crook was also charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors.

Police said bond for Floyd, Holem and Crook would be set Saturday, July 28, 2012.

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