Two young Quincy men face drug charges following an investigation Tuesday by the West Central Illinois Task Force.

Agents arrested 22-year-old Tasmon Salter and 22 year-old-Nicholas Gavin as they delivered methamphetamine to an address in the 300 block of Gardner Expressway.

Salter was arrested for unlawful delivery of meth in excess of 50 grams. He is held in the Adams County Jail on the Class X felony charges.

Gavin was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana and released after posting bond. Adams County court records indicate Salter is out on bond on unlawful possession of meth and unlawful possession of a firearm stemming from an April incident. Gavin was free on bond following an arrest for driving under the influence of drugs. He’s scheduled for an October jury trial.

Press release from the West Central Illinois Task Force

On Tuesday, 09/02/15 the West Central Illinois Drug Task Force conducted a drug investigation on a Quincy man. Task Force Agents arranged a purchase of methamphetamine ICE From Tasmon J. Salter, age 22 of 535 N. 7th Street. Salter and a second Quincy man, Nicholas O. Gavin, age 22 of 136 Locust Street were stopped when they arrived to deliver the methamphetamine in the 300 block of Gardner Expressway. Salter was arrested for Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine in excess of 50 grams and was lodged in the Adams County Jail on a class X felony. Gavin was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Cannabis and was released after posting the necessary bond.

Adams County Court records indicate that Salter is out on bond in two cases from April of this year. The first being Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and the second being Resisting a Peace Officer. Salter is set for an October Jury trial on the resisting charge, and a November Jury trial on the meth and firearms charge. Gavin is on bond for March case of Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and is set for an October Jury Trial.

The Task Force was assisted in the investigation by the Quincy Police Department Street Crimes Unit, the Adams County Sheriffs Office Investigators,the Pike County Sheriffs Office, and the United States Marshall's Violent Fugitive Task Force. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

SUSPECT #1

Tasmon J. Salter
535 N. 7th, Apartment #1, Quincy Illinois
male age 22 years

SUSPECT #2

Nicholas O. Gavin
136 Locust Street, Quincy, Illinois
male age 22 years