Nearly a kilo of alleged meth seized in Roodhouse home

By Gary Scott on March 7, 2015 at 6:50am

Authorities in Greene County made several arrests in connection to an alleged active methamphetamine lab Wednesday evening.

Greene County Sheriff Rob McMillen says members of the Greene County Multi-
Agency Response Team responded to the request of the sheriff’s department and Roodhouse Police Department to execute a search warrant at a residence at 309 West Prairie in Roodhouse at around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday.

According to a press release, the warrant allowed officers to search the residence for an active meth lab, as well as materials and chemicals related to the manufacture of meth.

Officers arrested 34-year-old Jeremy Reno and 42-year-old Terri Pinkerton, who both lived there, as well as 20-year-old Jared Pinkerton and 31-year-old Christopher Lopez all of Roodhouse. One other person was eventually released without being charged.

According to McMillen, an active meth lab was located in the residence, and the Illinois State Police Meth Response Team responded to dismantle the lab and collect evidence.

Charges filed against Reno, Lopez, Terri and Jared Pinkerton were as follows: aggravated manufacture of meth, illicit chemical breakdown of meth, and aggravated possession of a controlled substance.

Over 900 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine is alleged to have been seized. The alleged meth lab was set up near North Greene Elementary School.

Both Pinkertons, Lopez and Reno remain in custody.

Corrected at 8:15 a.m. to indicate all four people arrested are still in custody.