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Metropolis couple arrested for making meth

Peter R. Gonzalez (Source: Metropolis Police Department) Peter R. Gonzalez (Source: Metropolis Police Department)
Tonya A. Gonzalez (Source: Metropolis Police Department) Tonya A. Gonzalez (Source: Metropolis Police Department)
METROPOLIS, IL (KFVS) -

Police arrested a Metropolis couple on Tuesday for making methamphetamine. 

Peter R. Gonzalez, 37, and Tonya A. Gonzalez, 35, were taken into custody by police on July 5, 2011 around 7:11 p.m. as they were walking on U.S. Route 45 near the intersection of Bullock Lane, according to Chief Mike Worthen.

The couple was formally charged by the Massac County State's Attorney's Office with aggravated participation in methamphetamine manufacturing (a class X felony) aggravated due to children under the age of 18 residing in the structure, participation in methamphetamine manufacturing and use of property for methamphetamine manufacturing.

Police say they got a search warrant and searched the Gonzalez home and found a large quantity of items allegedly used to make methamphetamine.

Items included: generator bottles, lithium batteries, mason jars, coffee filters, ammonium nitrate, clear plastic tubing, aluminum foil, Coleman cook fuel, disposable gloves and one pot cook bottles. Police say no one was home at the time of the search.

The couple was jailed at the Massac County Detention Center with bond set at $10,000.

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