WOOD RIVER — A man on parole for methamphetamine manufacturing has again been charged with making the drug at a Wood River residence.
According to a press release from Deputy Chief Dan Bunt, the Wood River Police Department received two 911 calls at approximately 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, from a residence in the 200 block of 13th Street. The male caller indicated there was a disturbance but would not provide any further information.
On officers’ arrival, a man was seen climbing out of a window. Police quickly determined the man was the 911 caller and a resident of the house.
Officers were allowed to check the residence for the possibility of other people involved. While checking the residence, officers smelled and observed what appeared to be a methamphetamine lab. No one else was located inside the residence.
The Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team was contacted and responded for the purpose of evidence collection and cleanup.
The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office on Oct. 20 charged Samuel W. Burney, 24, with one count of aggravated participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, an enhanced Class X felony carrying a possible sentence of 15 to 60 years in prison. This charge was enhanced because of the location being within 1,000 feet of Central Grade School. Burney also was charged with one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine-manufacturing materials, a Class 2 felony.
Burney’s parole was revoked.
Judge Kyle Napp set Burney’s bond at $150,000.