Meth charges filed against three people in Knox Co

Three people are facing methamphetamine possession charges in Knox County Circuit Court.

28-year-old Tiffany M. Myers and 53-year-old Bobby L. K. Johnson Jr. of Galesburg, and 35-year-old Jamie N. Bell of Gladstone all had video appearances on Friday afternoon where Judge Scott Shiplett set bond and appointed the public defender’s office for them.

Bell was arrested Thursday night at around 11:37 when officers were dispatched to Walmart for a retail theft complaint. Reports indicate she was allegedly stopped while trying to leave with unpaid merchandise.

Officers allegedly searched her and found a baggie of methamphetamine in her wallet. While being walked to the patrol vehicle, she allegedly told police that she had more meth concealed on her.

Officers also found a green colored “hitter box” with suspected cannabis inside.

The two baggies of meth weighed a total of 13.1 grams and field-tested positive.

A preliminary year for her was scheduled for August 27th and she was given a $3,000 bond.

Johnson’s bond was also set at $3,000 and preliminary hearing scheduled for August 20th.

He was arrested after officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of South Prairie and East South Streets. A Knox County Sheriff’s K-9 unit was called out and performed a free-air sniff test — indicating a positive alert.

Officers allegedly found half a gram of what would field-test positive for meth in the man’s pants as well as two hypodermic syringes. During his arrest, he allegedly claimed to have let someone borrow his pants.

Myers was picked up Friday morning at around 2:40 from Walmart also for allegedly committing retail theft.

Police reports indicate that she had previously been banned from the store. While being searched, officers found a purple plastic container that had trace amounts of suspected meth — to which it field-tested positive for the substance.

During her detention hearing, Myers was informed she was extended term eligible. Meaning, a Class 3 Meth Possession charge carried a longer prison term for her — between 5 and 10 years in the Department of Corrections.

In court, it was announced she had previous convictions on forgery — in which she served time in prison.

Her bond was set at $10,000. She’ll be back in court on August 19th.

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