Loves Park woman arrested after police find meth lab in her home — also home to three children
Online Staff Report
LOVES PARK, Ill. — The afternoon of July 26, members of the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police Narcotics Unit, agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Illinois State Police executed a search warrant at 5112 Pebble Lane, Loves Park, Ill., for methamphetamine.
During the execution of the warrant, ingredients for the manufacture of methamphetamine were located as well as the finished product. An extreme chemical odor was coming from inside the house, indicating the methamphetamine was being produced at the residence.
The resident, Diane R. Balcom, 44, was arrested and is being held in Winnebago County Jail. Balcom lives at the location with three children.
Balcom faces the following charges: violation of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act; unlawful possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine; methamphetamine-related child endangerment; unlawful possession of methamphetamine material; and participation of methamphetamine manufacturing.
Posted July 27, 2012
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