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2 men arrested in McLean County meth bust


BELLFLOWER (WEEK) -- A McLean County meth bust resulted in two men arrested, and thousands of dollars in suspected drug money located.

Authorities executed the search warrant of two homes on Wednesday on West South Street in Bellflower, said McLean County State's Attorney Jeff Horve.

During the search, police located meth, a handgun and $12,477 in suspected drug money.

Paul Gilligan, 55, of Mahomet, was charged with possession of meth with intent to deliver, a Class X felony and punishable by up to 40 years in prison. Police located 1.5 pounds of meth with a street value worth $70,000, said Horve.

Gilligan was also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition and three counts of delivery of meth. His bond was set at $50,000, Horve said.

Justin Abbott, 33, of Bellflower, was arrested for possession of meth and intent to deliver. His bond was set at $20,000, said Horve.

Both are scheduled to be arraigned in court on Oct. 30.

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