On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, as the result of a Task Force 6 (TF6) investigation, Richard A.P. Gharrett, 32, of Clinton, Illinois was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials, a class 2 felony. He is incarcerated in the DeWitt County jail pending a bond hearing. If convicted, this felony range from probation up to 7 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Additional charges may be filed by the DeWitt County State’s Attorney. No other information will be released at this time. TF6 is a multi-agency enforcement unit specializing in narcotics enforcement. TF6 is composed of officers from the Clinton Police Department, DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office, McLean County Sheriff’s Office, Piatt County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State University Police Department, and the Illinois State Police. Task Force 6 was assisted by the Clinton Police Department, DeWitt County Sheriff’s Department and the Illinois Liquor Control Commission.
The public is reminded that charges are merely accusations and criminal defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Persons having information regarding illegal drugs are encouraged to contact the TF6 tip line at www.taskforce6.com.