Pekin Police Discover Meth Lab

By WEEK Producer

July 15, 2010 Updated Aug 6, 2009 at 6:37 PM CDT

Pekin Police have two people in custody after a patrol officer noticed what smelled like a working Meth Lab early Wednesday morning.

33–year–old Amy Wood and 35–year–old Joshua DuPage were arrested in their home at 2–0–1 Herget Street in Pekin.

Authorities recovered remnants of a recent meth lab they believe may have been discarded moments earlier.

Deputy Chief Greg Nelson says although occasional meth labs pop up, the situation is not as dire in Pekin as it was years ago.

Pekin Police Department Deputy Chief Greg Nelson says, "While there has been a slight increase in the meth activity compared to what it was six years ago, we're way ahead of where we were then, because now we're getting it at the first part rather than the last part."

DuPage and Wood are charged with Aggravated Participation in Methamphetamine Manufacturing, a class X felony which could carry a sentence of six to 30 years in prison.

Police also removed five children from the home, and reported the case to D–C–F–S.

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