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Three Taylorville residents have been arrested for methamphetamine production. On Monday, the Taylorville Police Department executed a state authorized search warrant on a residence located at 510 South Wyandotte Street in Taylorville in connection with the unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine. During the search of the residence a methamphetamine lab was discovered.


21-year-old Aaron M. Ballion, 19-year-old Mary E. Tucker, and 22-year-old David M. Droke, all of Taylorville, were taken into custody without incident for aggravated unlawful participation in methamphetamine production, possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials, and unlawful disposal of methamphetamine waste.


The Illinois State Police Meth Response Team assisted in the dismantling of the lab along with the cleanup.


This arrest comes from an ongoing investigation by the Taylorville Police Department into the unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine which could result in additional arrests. The Taylorville Police Department is committed to the investigations into the manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine along with other illegal drugs and prescriptions. If you have any information concerning these issues, call the Taylorville Police Department at 824-2211 or the Christian County Crime Stoppers at 824-9100.



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