Drugs seized, three arrested in Galesburg


A large number of drugs were seized through a coordinated effort by several area law enforcement agencies.

According to the Galesburg Police, 1.4 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, around 50-grams of powder cocaine, and 2,000 dollars in cash were seized as they executed a search warrant in the 900-block of Pennsylvania Avenue on Wednesday night.

At around 7 PM, officers arrested 36-year-old Amy Gerstenberger of Galesburg, 22-year-old Trevor Pierce of Stronghurst, and 48-year-old Janeen Barry of Monmouth.

Pierce, already facing a felony meth delivery charge in a separate Knox County case, had bond set Friday at $250,000.

Gerstenberger, who has doesn’t have a criminal history, at least locally, had a bond set at $100,000.

Barry is charged with manufacture-delivery of meth and possession of meth over 500-grams, for which her bond was set at $500,000.

All three remained in the Knox County Jail as of Friday afternoon.

Assisting Galesburg Police was the Monmouth Police Department, Knox and Warren county sheriff’s offices, and West Central Illinois Task Force.

Amy Gerstenberger
Janeen Barry
Trevor Pierce