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The Taylorville Police Department is asking for the public’s help in their efforts to stop the production and distribution of methamphetamine in Taylorville. Members of the Taylorville Police Department had received information regarding a suspect wanted on numerous warrants and charges for retail theft as well as theft of motor fuel at an abandoned trailer in Hillcrest Trailer Park. While at the scene officers detected a strong chemical odor coming from inside the abandoned trailer consistent with the production of methamphetamine. Upon further investigation, components of a methamphetamine lab were discovered inside the abandoned trailer. Christian County Solid Waste assisted in the clean-up of the methamphetamine lab. Two suspects were taken into custody without incident, and have been lodged in the Christian County Correctional Center. The Taylorville Police Department asks anyone with any information relating to the unlawful manufacture or distribution of methamphetamine, or any illegal substance, to contact the Taylorville Police Department at 217-824-2211, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-568-TIPS.

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