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Quincy man arrested for throwing meth waste into river

Rodney L. Gallaher Rodney L. Gallaher
Thomas L. Kealen Thomas L. Kealen
Poshia L. Oliver Poshia L. Oliver

Authorities say one of three Quincy residents arrested in a meth raid Tuesday is charged with throwing meth waste into the Mississippi River.

Master Sergeant Patrick Frazier of the Illinois State Police says officers raided an apartment on the 600 block of Lind Tuesday night at 9:40 p.m. Frazier says a shake and bake meth lab along with items used to make meth were found during the search.

As a result, Rodney L. Gallaher, 46, Thomas L. Kealen, 28, and Poshia L. Oliver, 36 were arrested. Each were charged with Aggravated Participation in Methamphetamine Production and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine Precursor.

Gallaher was also charged with dumping meth waste into the Mississippi River. Frazier says a barge worker found a bag containing waste Sunday morning near Front and Delaware Streets.

Materials inside the bag led investigators back to Gallaher.

Members of the West Central Illinois Task Force, Adams County Sheriffs Office,
Quincy Police Department and the Illinois State Police Meth Response Team assisted in the arrests.

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