Cherokee County Sheriffs Deputies responded to a call about suspicious activity near Galena and seized nearly 30 pounds of methamphetamine on Friday afternoon. The caller reported concerns about several people sitting in a car outside of an abandoned house just outside of Galena. Deputies arrived on the scene and during the course of their investigation discovered and seized the methamphetamine.
Arrested at the scene were 21-year-old Hunter Hayes-Bebee, 36-year-old Daniel Joseph Willis and 34-year-old Alicia Nicole Maize. All three suspects were transported to the Cherokee County Jail on allegations of Possessing Meth with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Meth, Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Hayes-Bebee faces an additional charge of Criminal Use of a Weapon, after he was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun.
All three suspects remain in the Cherokee County Jail. Bond for Willis and Maize has been set at $32,000.00 each, while Hayes-Bebee is being held in lieu of $33,000.00 bond.