The Watseka Police Enforcement team, in cooperation with Iroquois County Sheriff's Department and the Iroquois County States Attorney's office conducted a two day investigation regarding the illegal sale and production of narcotics in the Watseka area that led to the arrests of 4 local residents. Arrested were:
Octavio J Alejandre, 30 Watseka. Alejandre was charged with Possession of a controlled substance, Possession of a hypodermic needle and Possession of drug paraphernalia. Patrick M Laird, 41 Watseka. Laird was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant charging him with Unlawful Methamphetamine conspiracy, Unlawful participation in methamphetamine production, Unlawful possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials and unlawful disposal of methamphetamine manufacturing waste. Tyson H Gass, 39 Watseka. Gass was wanted on an Iroquois county warrant charging him with Unlawful methamphetamine conspiracy, Unlawful participation in methamphetamine production, Unlawful possession of methamphetamine making materials and unlawful disposal of methamphetamine manufacturing waste. Gass was also wanted on two unrelated Iroquois County warrants and another Indiana warrant.
Crystal H Cavazos, 34 Watseka. Cavazos was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance,
All four individuals were transported to the Iroquois County jail. The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.