Discovery of a homemade meth lab leads to arrests

Galesburg police have arrested two men after discovering items allegedly used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Officers were called out to the 400 block of N. Broad Street Thursday around 4:30 PM where police reports indicate that officers detected the smell of chemicals.

A search of the premise was conducted – to which a backpack with meth making materials was allegedly found – including a bottle of fuel.

31-year-old Jeffery Blair Jr, and 45-year-old Michael Calhoun were taken into custody – both men face charges of possession of meth manufacturing materials.

In addition, Calhoun had one outstanding warrant – while Blair had several outstanding warrants for Knox, Rock Island, and Tazewell counties in Illinois and Scott County, Iowa.

The two are jailed pending future court appearances.