Meth cookers’ quarrel leads to drug arrest outside nuclear plant
By Brian Stanley email@example.com September 24, 2013 12:23PM
Adam J. Baker | Will County Sheriff's Office
Updated: October 26, 2013 6:25AM
GODLEY — Police say a 23-year-old man had chemicals to make methamphetamine when his car was stopped by officers earlier this month.
Will County Sheriff’s deputies were at Route 53 and Vernon Drive at 4:40 p.m. Sept. 11, when they saw a sedan with tinted windows drive past, spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said.
Deputies followed the car to Braidwood Nuclear Generating Station where the driver pulled into the parking lot.
“The driver stated he was an employee, but did not have an identification badge, because he was unshaven and wearing only shorts with no shirt the deputies did not believe he was arriving for a shift,” Hoffmeyer said.
Further questioning revealed Adam J. Baker had used an alias because his license is suspended for failing to appear in DuPage County court, Hoffmeyer said.
When deputies asked Baker about any contraband in the sedan they were going to tow, he reportedly told them there were chemicals used to make methamphetamine inside.
According to reports, Braidwood firefighters arrived and donned protective gear to remove xylene, denatured alcohol, pseudoephedrine, epson salt, and muriatic acid from a box that also contained gas masks, glass jars, test tubes and eyedroppers.
On Sept. 16, an arrest warrant was issued charging Baker with possession of methamphetamine ingredients, manufacture of methamphetamine and obstructing justice.