EM man arrested on meth charges


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Posted Online: Jan. 16, 2013, 5:54 pm
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By Sarah Hayden, shayden@qconline.com
An East Moline man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after police say they found a meth lab in his home.

Evan D. Peterson, 24, of 1113 45th Ave., was arrested on suspicion of participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, possession of methamphetamine manufacturing material and methamphetamine delivery.

He was being held at the Rock Island County Jail pending a formal arraignment today.

About 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, a search warrant was executed at the house by East Moline police, Illinois State Police and the Quad City Metropolitan Enforcement Group (MEG), East Moline police Sgt. Chad Broderson said.

He confirmed the presence of an active meth lab at the one-story house. MEG officers dressed in hazmat suits carried bags containing evidence from the house to waiting vehicles.

"We partnered with MEG and Illinois State Police," East Moline police Lt. Darren Gault said. "We used a specially trained team to execute those search warrants and to clean up the scene. By the time they leave, it's safe again for the community."

Lt. Gault said East Moline police have been investigating the residence for "some time now."

Neighbors Lawrence and Ruth Whitehair said they see a lot of vehicles coming and going from the house and police often are called to the address to settle disputes and other complaints.

"The police are there all the time," Mr. Whitehair said. "It ain't their first rodeo."

















 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
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