Jax police make another arrest on reported meth lab

By Gary Scott on January 6, 2016 at 7:25am

Jacksonville Police arrested a city woman overnight after allegedly discovering a meth lab in her house.

Forty-one-year-old Jennifer Fanning of the 8-hundred block of South Fayette was arrested at her residence at around 12:45 a-m for aggravated participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, unlawful use of property, possession of meth-manufacturing materials, possession of drug paraphernalia and meth-related child endangerment.

Jacksonville Police Lieutenant Eric Hansell says the last charge comes about because Fanning’s child was in the home. He says police acted on an anonymous tip.

It’s not known if there was any finished product. Hansell says Illinois State Police officials are conducting field tests on evidence.

Fanning remains in custody.

This is the second alleged meth lab busted in Jacksonville in less than a week. Twenty-five-year-olds Whitney Mendenhall and Anthony Newingham of the 8-hundred block of Hardin were arrested last Thursday afternoon after an alleged operation in their apartment was discovered by police.

Newingham and Mendenhall made preliminary appearances in Morgan County Court on Tuesday.