Edwardsville, IL (KSDK) - A 35-year-old Granite City, Illinois woman and her 37-year-old boyfriend were charged Tuesday for their involvement in meth manufacturing in a Metro East residence.
According to Captain T. Mike Dixon, spokesman for the Madison County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to a home in the 2100 block of Robert Avenue on the night of September 7 to investigate a report of a home meth lab. Deputies detected a chemical odor in the air near the home and made contact with a person living in the home.
Authorities searched the residence and found methamphetamine manufacturing materials and an active methamphetamine cook.
Three children were also found in the home, Dixon said. The children were released to family members at the direction of the Department of Children and Family Services. The adult who was at the home at the time of the investigation was not involved in the meth production and was released.
The drug production was linked to Deliah Shepherd and her boyfriend, James Hollins, who were away from the home at the time of the investigation. They were not arrested at that time and remain at large.
Deliah Shepherd and James Hollins were each charged with aggravated participation in methamphetamine manufacturing and face $100,000 bonds.
Anyone with information on Shepherd's and Hollins' whereabouts is asked to call the Madison County Sheriff's Office at 618-692-4433 or 618-296-3000.