An East Alton couple is facing charges following a raid at their home by police earlier this week.   23 year old Kristine Patterson of the 600 block of Washington Avenue was formally charged on Wednesday with aggravated unlawful participation in meth manufacturing and unlawful possession of methamphetamine.  East Alton Police searched the home on Tuesday and reportedly found materials associated with the illegal drug.

Also charged is 36 year old Matthew Deleany of the 600 block of Washington, who is being held for manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance.  Police were recently tipped off about the possibility of illegal activity at the home and executed the search warrant on Tuesday.  Authorities say two young children were also at the home at the time, along with the adults, and the drug making materials.   Patterson is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond in the Madison County Jail.  Deleany was being held this morning in the East Alton Jail.


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