First meth-making arrest of the month of May made near downtown Jax

By Gary Scott on May 4, 2015 at 12:13pm

Another Jacksonville resident has been arrested in what’s been a busy year so far related to methamphetamine production apprehensions.

Forty-year-old Kelly Nelson of the 300 block of East Douglas was booked at the Morgan County Jail at around 3:45 this morning for aggravated participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, possession of meth-manufacturing material, possession of less than five grams of meth, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Morgan County Sheriff Randy Duvendack says officers received information that Nelson was making the drug at her residence. He says she admitted to having meth and gave officers consent to search her home.

Duvendack says officers found lithium batteries, Draino and other products used to make meth. He says Nelson was a regular cook but was not in the active process of making the drug when police arrived. The Illinois State Police Meth Response team also assisted.

Duvendack says officers seized less than a gram of finished product.

Another person that was at the house was allowed to leave, but Duvendack says he wasn’t a resident.

Nelson remains in custody.