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Tattoo place busted; meth, cannabis, weapons arrests made

Charles Ethan Morehead

Posted by on Friday, April 13th, 2018 @ 11:08 am.

 

Charles Ethan Morehead

PALESTINE, Ill. - A tattoo artist in the Village of Palestine, as well as a second individual wanted on a warrant out of Lawrence County, were both taken into custody yesterday on very serious drug and weapons charges.

Palestine Police Chief Jeff Besing said that yesterday (Thursday, April 12), his department received information of illegal drug activity involving Inkphoria Tattoo, as well as a residence located in the 300 block of South Main Street in Palestine.

Besing initiated a drug investigation and as the result, he was able to submit information to Crawford County State's Attorney Matt Hartrich; a search warrant was issued and signed by Judge Mark Shaner.

As the result of the search warrant and investigation, Charles Ethan Morehead, 28 and Bethany D. Kiser, 23, both of Palestine, were arrested and transported to the Crawford County Jail in Robinson.

Morehead was charged with the following: Obstructing Justice, Class 4 Felony; Unlawful Possession of a Scheduled IV Narcotic, Class 3 Felony; Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Class 1 Felony; Unlawful Possession of Firearms & Ammunition, Class 4 Felony; Unlawful Possession of a Stolen FIrearm, Class 2 Felony; Unlawful Possession of Cannabis with the Intent to Deliver (Manufacture or Delivery of Cannabis), Class 3 Felony; Armed Violence, Class X Felony; and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Class A Misdemeanor.

Kiser was charged with the following: Obstructing Justice, Class 4 Felony; Unlawful Possession of a Scheduled IV Narcotic, Class 3 Felony; Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Class 1 Felony; Unlawful Possession of Cannabis with the Intent to Deliver (Manufacture or Delivery of Cannabis, Class 3 Felony; and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Class A Misdemeanor. Kiser was also wanted on an outstanding Lawrence County warrant for Failure to Appear on a Suspended License.

Both Morehead and Kiser were charged, processed and are being held pending bond being set by a judge.

 
 

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