Five Arrested in Meth Bust in Altamont

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Published on March 11 2013 1:04 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Five people were arrested during a meth bust Sunday night in Altamont.

The five...20-year-old Audra L. Daugherty of Brownstown, 20-year-old Joshua A. McElhiney of Herrick, 19-year-old Alexander R. Beccue of Shumway, 19-year-old Chad W. Reed of Beecher City, and 20-year-old Zachary A. E. Massey of Altamont...were each arrested on a count of aggravated participation in methamphetamine manufacturing and were taken to Effingham County Jail.

Altamont Police Chief Alan Heiens said a call led authorities to an apartment at 3 North Main in Altamont where meth precursors were found.

Altamont police were assisted by Effingham County Sheriff's Department and Illinois State Police in the investigation, which Heiens said is ongoing.