Police in East Alton executed a search warrant at a home in the 600 block of Washington Avenue on Tuesday, and took one woman into custody for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine. Authorities say they received a tip about possible illegal activity at the home and reportedly found items consistent with the production of the drug.
Authorities in East Alton this morning were holding 23 year old Kristine Ann Patterson of the 600 block of Washington for manufacture of a controlled substance. Two young children were also at the home at the time of the raid, along with a male who was later released. The children were released to other family members. The Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team also assisted in Tuesday’s operation.