Five charged with cooking meth with youth present

Five individuals, including three Brownstown residents, were charged with aggravated participation in methamphetamine manufacturing after a raid on a Brownstown residence last Tuesday evening.

Those who have been charged with the Class X felony, which carries a penalty of up to 60 years in prison and a fine of up to $400,000, are:

• Betty L. Jackson, 47, 446 S. College St., Brownstown.

• Glendal F. Jackson, 47, 446 S. College St., Brownstown.

• Patricia N. Barron, 18, 446 S. College St., Brownstown.

• Norman L. McEuen, 49, Collinsville.

• William T. Burney, 26, New Baden.

Information filed by Fayette County State’s Attorney Stephen Friedel alleges that the five were producing a substance containing more than 400 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine in a structure where a child under the age of 18 years (old) was present.

Participating in the raid on the home were the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, Brownstown Police Department and the Effingham Police Department’s K-9 unit. The federal Drug Enforcement Agency was contacted for cleanup purposes.

Bond for Betty Jackson, Glendal Jackson and Burney was set at $200,000. Bond for McEuen and Barron was set at $50,000.

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