Taylorville Police conducted a narcotics investigation and ultimately ended up arresting three individuals. The investigation took place on Friday, July 2nd. Taylorville Police went to Hewitville and set up surveillance contacting the States Attorney’s Office who then authorized a search warrant after several hours of surveillance. Taylorville Police notified the Christian County Sheriff’s Office since it was their jurisdiction and continued to watch the 1900 block of South Houston.
Taylorville Police along with the Christian County Sheriff’s Office conducted the search warrant and arrested 43-year-old James J. Weinert of Watseka, 35-year-old Joshua C. Hawthorne of Taylorville, and 33-year-old Keith Weller of Taylorville.
Weinert and Hawthorne were arrested for possession of methamphetamine 15-100 grams, and possession with intent to deliver 15-100 grams of meth. Weller was arrested for possession of methamphetamine with less than 5 grams. All subjects were booked in the Christian County Jail.
Taylorville Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler says that this was a very successful bust which will lead to more arrests and in a press release urges citizens to leave the city if they plan on selling drugs.
35-year-old Joshua C. Hawthorne
43-year-old James J. Weinert
33-year-old Keith Weller