Two Taylorville residents have been taken into custody after an investigation conducted by the Central Illinois Enforcement Group into the distribution of crystal methamphetamine, commonly referred to as ICE. 25 year old Kevin M. Purcell and 19 year old Destiny E. Doud were arrested and transported to the Christian County Correctional Center, where they were both booked on charges of methamphetamine trafficking. The charge is a class X felony, which carries a minimum sentence of 12 years in the Department of Corrections. Purcell was also charged with possession of a stolen firearm.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office, Taylorville Police Department, and Christian County State’s Attorney Mike Havera all assisted with the investigation. The Central Illinois Enforcement Group is a multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force which has served the District 9 Area since 1986.