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The Pike County Sheriff’s Department and West Central Illinois Drug Task Force arrested three individuals on methamphetamine related charges following a Dec.20 traffic stop.
The Pike County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of West Quincy Street, Griggsville, at 8:41 p.m.
Subsequent to an investigation, the driver, Phillip L. Embree, age 31, of Perry was arrested on charges of: unlawful possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine (5-15 grams), unlawful possession of cannabis over 100 grams, unlawful use of/possession of weapon by a felon.
The Pike County Sheriff’s Department and West Central Illinois Task Force followed up with the investigation and conducted a court-authorized search warrant in the 100 block of Main Street in Perry. Subsequent to the execution of said search warrant, Justin L. Lockhart, 33, of Pittsfield was arrested on two outstanding warrants and on an original charge of unlawful possession of methamphetamine.
A second person, identified as Jessica M. Lynch, 29, of Perry was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
All three remain lodged in the Pike County Jail.
Embree has had bond set at $40,000; Lockhart’s bond is $3,000 and Lynch’s bond has also been set at $3,000. All three are due back in court Jan. 18.