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|Tip Leads Galesburg Police to Meth Arrests
|An anonymous tip that came into the Galesburg Police Department has led police to arrest two people at a Prairie Street residence on multiple drug charges.
Police reports indicate that officers responded to a tip of a man with a possible Department of Correction warrant inside of a residence in the 100 block of North Prairie around 8:30 Wednesday night. The caller also warned police of possible alleged drug use in the residence. Upon arrival to the residence, police reports show they made contact with the owner of the house, 40-year old Julia Shults. Police say they also located a man coming from a bedroom in the residence.
A search of the man, later identified as 22-year old Steven Charles, resulted in police finding a clear plastic baggy containing nearly one hundred white pills to which the suspect allegedly told police they were allergy pills. Further search of the man yielded a hollowed out pen shell with a white residue on the inside and 2 lithium batteries.
A further search of the residence by police turned up alleged drug paraphernalia including syringes, metal spoons with a white powdery residue on them, empty vials, coffee filters with residue on them, hollowed out pen shells, and batteries. According to police reports, the hollowed out pen shell and the residue on the metal spoons tested positive for methamphetamine. Shults and Charles were arrested on the scene and face preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Meth Precursors, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The two are being held in the Knox County Jail.
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