Quincy man charged with trafficking, possession with intent to deliver after arrest with more than one pound of meth

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Matthew Steinkamp | Photo courtesy of Adams County Jail

QUINCY — A Quincy man is in the Adams County Jail after being arrested last week in possession of at least one pound of methamphetamine.

The Illinois State Police conducted a traffic stop in Quincy on Feb. 12. A canine assisted during the stop and found a large amount of methamphetamine, leading to the arrest of Matthew J. Steinkamp, 40. The West Central Illinois Task Force provided assistance during the arrest.

Charging documents filed Feb. 13 in Adams County Circuit Court show Steinkamp was charged with one count of methamphetamine tracking for knowingly bringing from Missouri more than 400 grams but less than 900 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine, and one count of unlawful possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine of more than 500 grams but less than 900 grams.

Each count is a Class X felony. If found guilty by a jury, Steinkamp could be sentenced to between 24 and 100 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on the methamphetamine tracking charge and between 12 and 50 years in prison on the unlawful possession charge. He also could be fined $600,000 in the tracking case and $300,000 in the possession case.

Steinkamp made his first appearance in Adams County Circuit Court on Feb. 13. He was arraigned on Wednesday and pled not guilty. His case was placed on the April jury docket. His next appearance in court is a status hearing on March 6. 

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