Quincy Woman Arrested on Meth Charges
A 41-year-old Quincy woman was taken into custody on numerous meth-related charges following the execution of a search warrant May 8 at her home on North 6th Street.
The Illinois State Police say a shake and bake meth lab and methamphetamine waste were seized during the warrant. Christal L. Happle was arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Participation in Methamphetamine Production, Methamphetamine Related Child Endangerment, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine Manufacturing Materials, and Methamphetamine Waste. Police say Happle was also arrested on an Adams County warrant for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine Precursors from a separate investigation.
Happle was on parole for a prior meth-related offense, as well as Aggravated Driving Under the Influence. She was taken to the Adams County Jail. Two children in the home were taken into protective custody and turned over to the Department of Children and Family Services..
The West Central Illinois Task Force reports that an unrelated investigation took place at the same location in February of this year, which resulted in the seizure of a shake and bake methamphetmaine operation and the arrest of Roldan H. Johnson and Kristi M. Evans for Unlawful Participation in Methamphetamine Manufacture and Methamphetamine Releated Child Endangerment. Johnson and Evans are out on bond and will face jury trials in July.