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One person was injured and two others were arrested Monday after a methamphetamine lab exploded at 7001 Timber Ridge North.

Members of the Tri-Township Fire Department were dispatched to the address at 6:30 p.m. Monday. A resident of 7001 Timber Ridge North was transported to Blessing Hospital and then airlifted to a hospital in Springfield after suffering unspecified injuries in the explosion.

Garth Myers, left, and Joshua Sibbing

Garth Myers, left, and Joshua Sibbing


Officers from the Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team, the West Central Illinois Task Force and the Adams County Sheriff’s Office investigated the incident. The investigation led to a search warrant being issued at the location.

Garth L. Myers, 24, 7001 Timber Ridge North, and Joshua M. Sibbing, 26, 1530 Hinton Drive, were arrested. Myers was arrested on a charge of aggravated participation in methamphetamine production. Sibbing faces a charge of unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursor. Both were lodged in the Adams County Jail.

Myers was out on bond after being arrested on May 22 and charged with possession of methamphetamine of more than five grams and DUI. Earlier this month, Sibbing pleaded guilty to felony methamphetamine possession, a charge that stemmed from a June arrest. He is scheduled to be sentenced on the charge next month. Sibbing also was free on bond.

Agents found a shake-and-bake methamphetamine lab and a large amount of methamphetamine manufacturing waste. Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Patrick Frazier said the investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are anticipated.

The Adams County Ambulance Service assisted.


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