Details released on meth arrest in Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on November 4, 2014 at 1:10pm

More information is being released about the Jacksonville man facing multiple methamphetamine charges.

According to a press release from the Jacksonville Police Department, a residence check at 311 Clay Court was conducted on Monday by the Morgan County Housing Authority and the JPD after a Housing Authority employee received a tip of possible methamphetamine activity at that residence.

During the check, 30-year-old Ashton Haley of the 500 block of West Walnut was located in the residence. Haley was placed under arrest due to having a Letter of No Trespass prohibiting him from being on housing authority property.

During the arrest, officers observed several illegal items in plain view. Officers secured the residence and contacted investigators, who obtained a search warrant for the residence.

The press release states that during the search, illegal drugs and paraphernalia were located. A possible active “one pot” meth lab was also located and the housing unit was evacuated until The Illinois State Police Meth Response Team responded and made the area safe.

Haley is being charged with aggravated participation in methamphetamine production, possession of methamphetamine precursor, possession of methamphetamine manufacturing material, possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.

24-year-old Aurora Dixon, who lives at the searched residence, was also arrested on multiple charges, including use of property for methamphetamine production and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Additional charges are pending lab results.