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Crystal Lake man appears in court on meth charges

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 1:02 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 11:52 p.m. CDT

DeKALB – A 28-year-old Crystal Lake man was in court Wednesday in connection with conspiracy to cook methamphetamine around DeKalb last year.

Corey G. Lindquist, of the 600 block of Eleston Drive, is accused of purchasing pseudoephedrine, a strong decongestant, on Aug. 1 to be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

Three people were arrested in connection with the initial discovery of a methamphetamine lab in a room at Travel Inn, 1116 W. Lincoln Highway, including Thomas Wilkinson, 29, of DeKalb, who police suspect was the operation’s ringleader.

Wilkinson formally denied the criminal charges Dec. 16 and is next due in court March 4.

Lindquist remained in jail Wednesday, unable to post 10 percent of his $50,000 bond.

If convicted of the most serious charge, he would face up to seven years in prison. He is next due in court March 12.

Charges were filed against 16 people in connection with the methamphetamine conspiracy. Three of them remain at large after DeKalb police issued warrants on Jan. 17. They are: • Allan H. Brown, 46, address unknown • Matthew J. McDonald, 21, of the 300 block of Spring Avenue, Aurora • John A. Melvin, 33, address unknown.

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