Pike County Sheriff’s Department makes multiple arrests

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Joshua Taylor, Jordan Clendenny and Katie Smith

NEW SALEM, Ill. — Just before 10 a.m. on August 25, law enforcement officials from the Pike County Sheriff’s Department and West Central Illinois Drug Task Force executed a court-authorized search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of Commercial Street, New Salem.

Subsequent to the execution of said search warrant, law enforcement officials seized suspected psilocybin mushrooms, methamphetamine related drug paraphernalia, syringes, a digital scale, 19.7 grams of methamphetamine, and United States Currency.  

Arrested as a result of the investigation are:

Joshua W. Taylor, 37, of New Salem, on the following charges:

Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine over 15 Grams

Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine over 15 Grams

Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance

Unlawful Possession of Hypodermic Syringes

Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Jordan A. Clendenny, 28, of Griggsville, was arrested on the following charge:

Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine

Both Taylor and Clendenny were arrested without incident and are lodged in the Pike County Jail.  

BARRY, Ill. — On August 23, the Pike County Sheriff’s Department and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services responded to a child abuse complaint at a local school district.  School District employees observed bruising on a child and reported their concerns to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.  

Chief Deputy Zack Orr, who led the criminal investigation, said following a thorough investigation, Katie M. Smith, 27, of Barry was arrested on August 28 on charges of:

Aggravated Battery to a Child

Unlawful Restraint

Smith was arrested without incident and is lodged in the Pike County Jail.  

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