Second arrest made in Silvis meth bust
Christina Kern (jail photo)
Police say they arrested a second woman in connection with a meth lab bust in a Silvis, Illinois apartment.
Maralee West was arrested after police searched her Silvis apartment Thursday, July 18, 2013. Police said West had meth-making materials in her apartment. The local charges were dropped when she was charged in federal court with making and distributing methamphetamine.
Police said they arrested 30-year-old Christina Kern of Colona in connection with the case. Kern faces a federal charge of conspiracy to distribute and manufacture methamphetamine.
Kern was held in the Rock Island County Jail while she awaited her first appearance in federal court.