EDWARDSVILLE — Three Cottage Hills residents were charged Thursday in Madison County Circuit Court with felony offenses associated with a Madison County Sheriff’s Office investigation that focused on the distribution of methamphetamine from a salvage yard at 800 W. MacArthur Drive in Cottage Hills.
The business, also known as Tinnon Motors, J&L Salvage and 140 Auto Parts, was the focus of a two-week investigation conducted by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, which culminated with the execution of a search warrant Wednesday.
Sheriff’s deputies and investigators, along with East Alton police, executed the warrant Wednesday afternoon. A search of the business and property resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine, firearms and paraphernalia associated with the distribution of narcotics. Five individuals on the property were taken into custody as part of the investigation and the seizures. Two of the individuals taken into custody were questioned and released, with charges pending, while three others were held for formal presentation of charges.
Those held and formally charged include Larry B. Tinnon, 57; Lee Anne Edwards, 35; and Daniel W. Allsman, 39, all of the 800 block of West MacArthur Drive in Cottage Hills.
Tinnon, who was identified during the investigation as the manager or operator of the facility, was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, and two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Tinnon’s bond was set at $300,000 by Judge Kyle Napp.
Edwards, who was living in a recreational vehicle at the location, was charged with unlawful delivery or possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine. Edwards’ bond was set at $60,000 by Napp.
Allsman, who was living in the recreational vehicle with Edwards, was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine. Allsman’s bond was set at $20,000 by Napp.
All three defendants remain in the custody of the Madison County Jail.
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