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2 arrested after police find meth in Energy

ENERGY, IL (KFVS) -

Two people were arrested after police found meth and cannabis in a vehicle in Energy.

An Energy officer stopped a vehicle at the Casey's gas station for multiple traffic violations at 1:29 a.m. Thursday, according to Energy Police Chief Shawn M. Ladd. 

The officer noticed a strong odor of what was believed to be burnt cannabis coming from the vehicle.

Dustin Mezo, 32, and passenger Betty May, 28, were in the vehicle.

Mezo, a convicted felon, was found to be in possession of a "switch blade" style knife and was arrested. 

After the officer returned to the vehicle, he then noticed several plastic bottles, tubing and other items consistent with meth manufacturing. Then, May was arrested and the Illinois State Police Meth Response Team was contacted. 

Mezo was charged with multiple traffic violations, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of meth manufacturing materials, participation in meth manufacturing, possession of meth precursors and unlawful use of a weapon.  

May was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of meth manufacturing materials, participation in meth manufacturing and possession of meth precursors.  

Both suspects were transported to the Williamson County Jail.    

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