MT. VERNON – A Mt. Vernon couple has been charged in Jefferson County Court with meth-related offenses after a warrant search of their home reportedly revealed a meth lab and large amounts of meth.
According to Mt. Vernon Police Corporal Troy Hails, multiple controlled buys of methamphetamine from 42-year-old Andrew Wilson were conducted between November and the issuance of the search warrant earlier this week.
Hails and Police Chief Trent Page said Wilson and his 40-year-old wife Crystal Wilson were living in the basement of the home with their young child and that when officers entered the residence Wednesday there was a heavy chemical smell. An old-style pot-method meth lab was reportedly discovered in the home.
Investigators also reportedly located between 400 and 900 grams of powder meth inside the home, along with another 15 to 100 grams of Ice, drug paraphernalia and packaging.
Both Wilsons were formally charged Friday in Jefferson County Court with one count each of meth-related child endangerment, which is a Class 2 felony punishable by between 3 and 7 years if convicted.
Andrew Wilson was additionally charged with Class X felony manufacturing between 100 and 400 grams of meth, and Class 2 felony possession of meth manufacturing material in connection with the alleged discoveries from the search, as well as three Class 2 felonies for meth delivery in connection with the alleged controlled buys.
Both Andrew and Crystal Wilson remain in the Jefferson County Jail with bond in each case to be set.