2 Kewanee men face felony meth charges


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Posted Online: April 29, 2013, 6:42 pm
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By Lisa Hammer, rlhammer@qconline.com
CAMBRIDGE - Henry County Circuit Court Judge Ted Hamer found probable cause Monday to send two Kewanee men to trial for methamphetamine-related felonies.

Robert F. Barnes, 26, faces charges of Class 1 felony methamphetamine manufacturing, Class 2 felony conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine and Class 2 felony possession of methamphetamine-manufacturing material.

Tyler J. Burcham, 21, is charged with Class 2 felony unlawful delivery of methamphetamine, Class 2 felony conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine and Class 2 felony possession of methamphetamine, less than five grams.

Kewanee Police Officer Sean Lay said officers set up a controlled buy of methamphetamine through a confidential source on April 21 in a parking lot. He said they bought .3 grams of the drug and immediately took Mr. Burcham into custody.

He said Mr. Burcham cooperated with authorities and called Mr. Barnes, then police took Mr. Burcham to Mr. Barnes home at 621 Lincoln St., Kewanee. Mr. Barnes initially refused to exit his mobile home, but did, and reportedly admitted to police he had meth-making material inside, Officer Lay said.

According to officer, police found meth-making materials inside, and called a methamphetamine response team to dispose of the materials.

Both men remained in Henry County Jail on Monday afternoon. Mr. Barnes' bail is $200,000, and Mr. Burcham's is $50,000. Pre-trial conferences were set for May 23.

A second preliminary hearing set for Mr. Barnes on a different case was continued to May 6. In that case, he is charged with two counts Class 3 felony aggravated battery/public place.




















 




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