Two people have been arrested and police are saying that it is a main source of distribution of methamphetamine in Taylorville and Christian County. 50-year-old James Assad of Hewittville and 27-year-old Brandi R. Hurley of Taylorville were arrested on Friday evening. The investigation started a few months ago and according to Taylorville Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler, Platoon D, K9 Alan, and the Community Action team took both Assad and Hurley into custody without incident, recovering over 90 grams of meth.
Assad and Hurley were arrested for possession of meth 15-100 grams and possession of meth with intent to deliver 15-100 grams. Christian County States Attorney Wes Poggenpohl approved the charges.
Chief Wheeler says “As I’ve said before, community engagement is very important to TPD and the Community Action Team but law enforcement is our primary function. These arrests show just that and also demonstrate our teamwork, partnerships, and commitment to making all of our communities safer.”
Chief Wheeler concluded by saying “We’re not fighting a war on drugs, we’re fighting a war on you, if you sell in our areas.”