Meth lab found in former mayor's home

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
Jim Stewart

Jim Stewart, 58, former mayor of Keithsburg and his wife, Cindy Stewart, 54, were arrested on Jan. 16, 2011 at their residence at 901 S. 10th St., Keithsburg and charged with aggravated manufacture of methamphetamine.

Mercer County deputies were investigating a clandestine methamphetamine lab located at the residence. More charges are pending the outcome of this investigation.

Jim Stewart was elected Mayor of Keithsburg in April 2005 for a four-year term, leaving the office in May 2009.

Mercer County deputies were assisted by the Aledo Police Department and the Illinois State Police Meth Response team.

Any charge is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.