The West Central Illinois Task Force conducted a drug investigation near Marblehead on Tuesday afternoon.

Three subjects from the state of Missouri, Cameron T. Carothers, age 24, Paula D. Schwieter, age 30, and April L. Darnell, age 29 were all arrested on the charges of Methamphetamine Trafficking, Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.  Carothers was also arrested for Driving While Revoked and Schwieter was also arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance.

The subjects were arrested after delivering methamphetamine to an undercover agent.  A search of their vehicle revealed  a loaded handgun, methamphetamine paraphernalia, drug packaging, drug records, and prescription drugs.

The subjects were transported to the Adams County Jail were they remain lodged.  The task force was assisted in the investigation by District 20 Illinois State Police and the Adams County Sheriffs Office.


Cameron T. Carothers
200 East Elm Street, Shelbina, Missouri
male    age 24



Paula D. Schwieter
605 N. Center #26, Shelbina, Missouri
female   age 30



April L. Darnell
1544 Rinker, Hannibal, Missouri
female  age 29


(Press Release from the West Central Illinois Task Force)


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