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CAT and ERT Arrest Three for Drug Activity

Community Action Team and Emergency Response Team of Christian County executed two search warrants early Monday morning. 


Taylorville Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler says the teams responded to separate locations. One on the 900 block of West Vandeveer and another at a retail thrift store on the 100 block of North Washington Street. 


Chief Wheeler says the warrants resulted in the arrest of 50 year-old Suzanne Austine of Taylorville for delivery of meth, 38 year-old Jerry Riggs of Taylorville for delivery of meth, possession of meth, and possession with intent to deliver, and Austin Garrett for possession of cannabis between 500 and 2,000 grams with intent to deliver. 


He adds that the CAT worked on this investigation for three months and built enough probably cause to obtain the warrants, which State’s Attorney John McWard requested. 


Chief Wheeler thanks the citizens who assisted the investigation, and all the agencies that helped. This includes Kincaid Police, Stonington Police, Edinburg Police, Assumption Police, and his own department. 

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