Sen. Bailey and Rep. Niemerg commend law enforcement on massive meth seizure in Clay County

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State Senator Darren Bailey (R-Louisville) and Representative Adam Niemerg (R-Dieterich) are commending the work of several law enforcement agencies to remove more than 800 grams of meth off the streets in Clay County.

“Whether it’s street crimes, gun crimes or drug-related offenses, our law enforcement officers do a tremendous job investigating crimes and making arrests, which in-turn save lives,” said Senator Bailey. “The charges State’s Attorney Koester has brought against the alleged offender in this case are a perfect example of the type of collaboration to make sure the law is upheld to its fullest extent that will help keep criminals off the streets in the 59th district.”

The seizure is the result of an ongoing investigation over numerous months. Along with methamphetamine, large amounts of other suspected illegal drugs, a firearm, cash, scales and drug paraphernalia were found during a search of the perpetrator’s home, according to a release from the Clay County State’s Attorney’s office.

“Thank you to the team of public safety professionals who are working hard every day to keep our families and communities safe from criminals,” added Rep. Adam Niemerg. “They put themselves in harm’s way so we don’t have to. We will never know the complete positive impact just this one case will have by taking such a large amount of illegal drugs off our streets.”

While the investigation remains ongoing, Sen. Bailey and Rep. Niemerg want to commend the Clay County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Southeastern Illinois Drug Task Force, as well as members of the Flora Police Department and Clay County Sheriff’s Office for their work in the investigation and apprehension of the suspect.

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