Crime

These women used a Swansea home to deal meth, investigators say

Alison Yates and Lindsey Lowery
Alison Yates and Lindsey Lowery

Two Swansea women were arrested Friday and have been charged with allowing meth to be dealt out of their home at 1820 Kinsella Ave.

Lindsey L. Lowery, 33, and Alison E. Yates, 38, were arrested on Friday morning after members of the St. Clair County Drug Tactical Unit say they found meth in the home, according to a news release from St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department.

Yates was released on Friday after paying 10 percent of the $40,000 bond. She faces one count of allowing the use of a house for the purpose of methamphetamine distribution, a Class 2 felony.

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Lowry remained in jail Monday morning on a $100,000 bail and is facing two counts of delivery of a substance containing meth for less than 5 grams and one count for delivery of more than 5 but less than 100 grams. The third count is a Class X felony, which carries a minimum sentence of six years in prison should a person be convicted of that crime.

Capt. Bruce Fleshren with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department said officers got a search warrant after they reported having made meth purchases at the home earlier.

On Friday, Swansea Police said the neighborhood is typically quiet and not known to be frequented by drug dealers.

Fleshren said the two women are not related. The home is owned by Benito Yates, according to the St. Clair County Assessor’s site; it is not clear how or if he is related to Alison Yates.

Mary Cooley: 618-239-2535; @MaryCooleyBND
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