Pair of Lincoln residents charged with cooking meth

Published Apr 25, 2018 at 4:00pm

TOWN OF LINCOLN — Two Madison County residents have been charged with cooking methamphetamine following an 8-month investigation.

Sheriff’s deputies said John Hofmeister, 53, and Jennifer Shaughnessy, 42, both of 6069 Creek Road, were taken into custody during a drug raid at their residence on April 19. Deputies said the raid was part of an 8-month investigation into the sale of methamphetamine.

Quantities of meth, meth lab equipment and several plastic bottles containing meth oils were seized in the raid, authorities said.

The pair were also disposing of meth materials by burning them in a barrel behind their home, deputies stated.

The state police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team was called to the scene to help clean up the hazardous chemicals.

Hofmeister and Shaughnessy are both charged with one count each of second-degree possession of a controlled substance, a class A felony, third-degree manufacturing meth, a class D felony, unlawful disposal of meth lab material, a class E felony, and seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, deputies said. The pair were arraigned in court and were sent to county jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.

They are scheduled to reappear in court on May 3.