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On January 31, 2013 at approximately 1:10 P.M. a traffic stop made by a Christian County Sheriff’s Deputy on Illinois Route 51, two miles north of Assumption, resulted in the discovery of items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine and a partial methamphetamine lab.


 The ensuing investigation conducted by the Christian Co. Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police Meth Response Team and the Central Illinois Enforcement Group, CIEG (a drug enforcement task force comprised of investigators from Jacksonville, Pana, and Springfield Police Departments and the Christian, Morgan, and Sangamon County Sheriff’s Offices), resulted in the discovery of a methamphetamine manufacturing lab located in a residence in Assumption, IL.



The investigation led to the arrest of:





(From top to bottom) Jonathon G. Hamilton, age 29, of Pana, IL., Edgar S. Boone, age 61,of Pana, IL, and Timothy M. West, age 21, of Assumption, IL.  for Unlawful Participation  in Methamphetamine Production, a Class X felony


All three men are being held at the Christian County Correctional Center.


The cooperative efforts of the above listed agencies, along with the Assumption, and Moweaqua Police Departments and the Decatur Police Dept. K-9 unit, resulted in the removal of a methamphetamine manufacturing operation in Christian County.  

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