Alleged meth lab busted on Jacksonville east side

By Gary Scott on February 19, 2015 at 1:11pm

A Jacksonville woman remains in custody following a discovery of an alleged drug lab set up to produce methamphetamine in a trailer park.

Twenty-five-year-old Brianna Hazel of the 1000 block of East Morton was booked at the Morgan County Jail at around 11:45 last night for participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, possession of meth-manufacturing materials, use of property to violate the Methamphetamine Control Act, and disposal of meth-manufacturing material.

Chief Deputy Mike Carmody of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department says deputies received a tip on a possible meth lab and showed up at Hazel’s residence on Tuesday. Carmody says deputies smelled chemicals commonly associated with making meth and forced entry without obtaining a warrant.

Carmody says two subjects were located, including Hazel. After receiving consent to search the rest of the trailer, he says materials used to make meth were found in a trash can. Evidence was then collected.

After speaking with the Illinois State Police Meth Response Team, Carmody says Hazel was arrested last night.

Carmody says no finished product was found at the alleged lab.

He says more arrests could be made in this case.