Three people have been charged following a large meth bust in Madison County.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Department conducted a two week investigation focusing on the alleged distribution of methamphetamine from a salvage yard in Cottage Hills, IL. The business, located at 800 West MacArthur Avenue in Cottage Hills, is known by several different names including Tinnon Motors, J&L Salvage, and 140 Auto Parts.
Madison County sheriff’s deputies and investigators, along with East Alton Police officials executed a search warrant Wednesday afternoon. A search of the business and property reportedly resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine, firearms, and paraphernalia associated with the distribution of narcotics. Five people on the property were taken into custody. Two of the individuals were questioned and released with charges pending, while three were charged Thursday with numerous alleged felonies.
57 year old Larry B. Tinnon, of Cottage Hills, the manager or owner of the salvage yard, was charged with alleged Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, alleged Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine and two counts of alleged Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon. His bond was set at $300,000.
35 year old Lee Anne Edwards was living in an RV at the salvage yard and was charged with alleged Unlawful Delivery or Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine. Her bond was set at $60,000.
39 year old Daniel W. Allsman, who was living in the RV with Edwards, was charged with alleged Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. His bond was set at $20,000.
Tinnon, Edwards, and Allsman are being held in the Madison County Jail.