Galesburg Police reports indicate officers arrested 46-year-old Michelle Esp Tuesday on felony charges of Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Possession of Meth-Manufacturing Materials, and Possession of Meth. Police went to the eight-hundred block of South Kellogg Street and found Esp — that’s the home that was destroyed in July after an alleged meth lab was found inside the home. Officers say this time, it was the garage of the home where they found alleged meth-making materials.
Esp missed a court date Monday on other felony meth charges, so a warrant had been issued.
Esp is now in the Knox County Jail on $100,000 bond, and attorney Jim Harrell has been assigned to represent her. She’ll be back in court on December 15th.
Another Galesburg man charged in the July meth case — 27-year-old Richard Garza — also is jailed awaiting future court appearances.