Four Cahokia residents charged in meth lab bust

News-DemocratJanuary 27, 2014 

Two men and two women are facing felony charges in connection with a meth lab bust last week, the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department announced Monday.

Roy V. Edwards Jr., 39; Andrea L. Casper, 31; Andrew Elliott, 35, and Jessica Elliott, 30, all from Cahokia, were charged Saturday with aggravated participation of methamphetamine manufacturing, a class X felony. Capt. Scott Weymouth said Andrew and Jessica Elliott are husband and wife.

Members of the St. Clair County Sheriff Drug Tactical Unit received information of a possible methamphetamine lab and a stolen vehicle in a garage located at 1106 St. Helena in Cahokia. Members of the Drug Unit and Metro East Auto Theft Task Force went to the residence Friday to investigate.

Upon speaking with the occupants of the residence, police received consent to search the property. During the search evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing was located in the garage and trash bins outside, according to police.

A black Ford F-250 truck was also located in the garage. Special agents from the Auto Theft Task Force determined the truck had been stolen.

Investigators also found a 4-year-old girl inside the residence. Weymouth said the girl is the child of Andrew and Jessica Elliott. She was turned over to the custody of her grandmother.

All four suspects were taken into custody at the scene and remain in St. Clair County Jail. Edwards is being held in lieu of $950,000 bond. Casper, Andrew Elliott and Jessica Elliott are being held in lieu of $900,000 bond.

The Illinois State Police Meth Response Team responded to clean up the hazardous materials from the meth labs.

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