(PEKIN) - Five people were arrested last week after officers served an arrest warrant at a home on West State Road 60, in Pekin.
There police found three active meth labs along with drug paraphernalia. The home is located about 500 feet from the Pekin Little League Park and less than 200 feet from the home of a childcare provider, which enhanced the charges.
The Leader Democrat reports the drug bust involved a Pekin man, 46-year-old Clayton Rogers, his twin 18-year-old sons, Zackery and Cody, a Salem man, 47-year-old Jerry White Jr. and 23-year-old Albert Lee Hardin II, of Pekin. Also arrested were 19-year-old Jennie Kemp, ofPekin, on a warrant for a battery charge. Officers initially were there to serve her warrant along with ones for Clayton Rogers and Cody Rogers. Kemp dates one of the Rogers twins.
Upon discovering the active meth labs, officers cleared the home until the Indiana State Police clandestine lab team could process the labs.
When officers checked the Meth Check website, a pseudoephedrine tracking system, they found that Clayton Rogers, Cody and Zackery Rogers, Hardin and Kemp had all purchased pseudoephedrine within the last few days from various area pharmacies.
A woman police interviewed told officers that Clayton Rogers makes meth in the back bedroom of the residence and Clayton Rogers had been cooking it two nights prior to the arrest warrant being served. She said Clayton Rogers was cooking the drug to sell to allegedly bond Zackery Rogers out of jail on an OWI charge.
Donna Rogers, Clayton Rogers' wife, said he had also had her buy pseudoephedrine and she said there had been a lot of foot traffic at the residence. She said she "knew he was up to something" but didn't know exactly what.
When questioned by police, the men all admitted to purchasing pseudoephedrine for Clayton Rogers to use the make meth. Zackery Rogers said Clayton would give him meth to trade for spice, and Cody Rogers said he would deliver meth for Clayton.
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