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September 05, 2014

Breaking church

Illinois women charged with cooking meth in church

HILLSBORO, Ill. • Two southern Illinois women were charged with cooking methamphetamine in a church in a rural area near Hillsboro.

Judith Hemken, 53, of Litchfield, and Tiffany Burton, 26, of Hillsboro, were charged Wednesday with participation in manufacturing methamphetamine, The State Journal-Register reported. They could each face nine to 40 years in prison if convicted. [...]

Undersheriff Rick Robbins said authorities responded to a call Tuesday from a Waveland Church member about an apparent meth lab. The member said he had stopped at the church to investigate suspicious activity after the church was closed. He said he saw two women there and what looked like components of a meth lab, before the women took off in a car.

Robbins said deputies stopped a vehicle the church member had described, and then arrested the women. It's unclear if they have ties to the church.

"We don't know if they were members," Robbins said. "There was no conversation on why they chose the church."

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