Christopher A. Cecil (left), Jill N. Coates (right)HARDIN - The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023, announced charges for two in regard to methamphetamine possession.

This was the report issued from the Calhoun Sheriff's Office:

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At 4:05 p.m. on August 1, 2023, deputies from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office conducted a citizen contact at a residence on Park Street, Hardin, in Calhoun County, Illinois, in reference to an ongoing drug investigation.

Subsequent to the contact; methamphetamine, fentanyl and related drug paraphernalia were seized.

On November 2, 2023, Christopher A. Cecil, age 36, of Hardin, was arrested on the following charges:

  • Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine,
  • Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia,

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Cecil was arrested without incident and was booked into the Greene County Jail and subsequently received a Notice to Appear at the Calhoun County Courthouse; As is now required under the provisions of the new House Bill 3653, known as the SAFE-T Act.

On November 9, 2023, Jill N. Coates, age 44, of Hardin, Illinois was arrested on the following charges:

  • Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine,
  • Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (Fentanyl).
  • Unlawful Possession of Hypodermic Syringe,

Coates was arrested without incident and was booked into the Greene County Jail and subsequently received a Notice to Appear at the Calhoun County Courthouse; As is now required under the provisions of the new House Bill 3653, known as the SAFE-T Act.

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office reminds citizens to report suspicious activity occurring in their neighborhood to the Sheriff’s Office or Two Rivers Crimestoppers.

All suspect(s) are innocent until proven guilty.

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