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Two more Taylorville residents have been arrested on methamphetamine charges. On Tuesday, the Taylorville Police Department executed a state authorized search warrant on a residence located at 417 Bryant Street in Taylorville in connection with the unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine. During the search of the residence an active methamphetamine lab was allegedly discovered.

50-year-old Janis K. Baird and 50-year-old Susan L. Hogge, both of Taylorville were taken into custody without incident for aggravated unlawful participation in methamphetamine production and possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials.

The Illinois State Police Meth Response Team assisted in the dismantling of the lab along with the cleanup. The Taylorville Fire Department also assisted with the safety and ventilation of the scene due to the active methamphetamine lab.

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.


50-year-old Janis K. Baird 


50-year-old Susan L. Hogge

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