Crime

Four charged in O’Fallon meth investigation

Four people face charges in connection with a drug investigation that led police to an O’Fallon mobile home where there were children living.

According to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southern Illinois officers began surveillance of a mobile home in the 1700 block of West U.S. 50 in O’Fallon after receiving information that the occupants had been cooking meth there for several weeks.

Police executed a search warrant at 3 p.m. Wednesday and found meth and the equipment used to produce it. They also found evidence that three children lived in the mobile home. The children were located elsewhere in the trailer park and taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Zachary T. Johnson, 36, and Amanda L. Fears, 34, both of O’Fallon, were charged Thursday with aggravated production of methamphetamine in a structure where children were present. Fears’ bond was set at $350,000 and Johnson’s at $300,000.

Linda S. Sonsoucie, 63, of Lebanon and Jeremy D. Jordan, 43, of O’Fallon were charged with unlawful procurement of methamphetamine precursors. Their bonds were set at $300,000. All four remain in the St. Clair County Jail.

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