The Tazewell County State’s Attorney’s Office charged two men Friday in connection with the methamphetamine lab bust Wednesday.

Brian D.S. Collier, 53, of 103 S. 13th St., Apt. A, Pekin, the address where the lab was located, is charged with aggravated participation in the manufacture of methamphetamine, and unlawful possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, both Class X felonies that could send Collier to prison for 30 years on each count.

William Leigh Bramble, 29, of 12321 Sunset Drive, Manito, was also charged in connection with the case with unlawful possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, a Class 2 felony. 

The confidential informant informed police that he had bought meth at the residence and observed several small bags of meth in the apartment, as well as other packaging materials and instruments.

The Central Illinois Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at Collier’s apartment at 10 a.m. and the lab was discovered.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed in both men’s cases, the Pekin Police Department received information from a confidential informant at approximately 8 a.m. on June 6 about individuals selling meth from the apartment. The informant named Collier, Bramble and Larry Collier as residents there.

Pekin police placed the apartment under surveillance and at 10:20 a.m. two males were seen leaving the home on foot. The two men who left were still in sight of the police and a detective made contact with them. The men were Bramble and Joseph Huff. Police searched Bramble with his permission and found a BB gun in his backpack. The detective asked if Bramble had anything illegal on him and he responded no, but a search of Bramble turned up clear plastic bags of suspected meth in his pockets. The substance field tested positive for meth with a weight of approximately 1.6 grams, the affidavit stated.

Huff told police he knew Bramble as “John Rambo.” Huff told police that he spent the previous evening at Bramble’s apartment and saw several people coming and going in a short time and assumed they were buying drugs. Huff said that when he arrived at the apartment Wednesday morning Bramble said, according to the affidavit, that he “needed to walk to the day care center to ‘Treat this b****’” and Huff was asked to go along.

Bramble told detectives that his pet “gorilla bought meth from Collier,” the affidavit stated.

During the search of the apartment, CIERT found $197 in cash in a Crown Royal bag, a coffee cup with a homemade filter with white substance on it, a plastic bottle with a glass bottle in it that contained a crystal substance consistent with meth, several bags and pill bottles with various pills in them, a small clear crystal rock consistent with meth, several glass meth pipes, a digital scale, a silver container with an unknown white powder and several cellphones, the affidavit stated. 

The Illinois State Police found and seized other items associated with the production of meth at the apartment, the affidavit stated.

The total weight of the finished meth product seized at the apartment was less than 15 grams, according to the affidavit.