Christopher S. Wall, 44, and Lainee M. Nickas, 26, both of 1420 Birchwood St., Delavan were arrested Thursday on charges of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of material for manufacturing methamphetamine, possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Nickas additionally charged with possession of marijuana.

Nickas was arrested at home and Wall was arrested later Thursday in Rock County.

The charges date to March 14, when the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office responded to a trespassing complaint in Richmond Township. The caller gave officers a description of a truck and license plate numbers.

At the field, officers found starting fluid, acetone and off-colored rags that might have been used for filters in the methamphetamine manufacturing process, said Sgt. Jeff Patek of the Walworth County Drug Enforcement Unit.

Then a second call came in.

The truck seen at the field was found abandoned in a driveway on S&D Townline Road in Delavan Township. The residence was not connected in any way to either suspect and appeared to be a random choice.

Officers searched the area and the truck and found tubing, filter paper and acetone, which are associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine, Petak said.

The truck contained information about its owner, Christopher Wall.

On Thursday, the Walworth County Drug Enforcement Unit, along with officers from the Rock County Drug Unit and the City of Delevan Police Department searched the Birchwood Street residence. They reported finding a small about of marijuana, about 50 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Also arrested in connection with the incident was Doyle E. Hobbs, 35, who is currently in the Tazewell County Jail in Illinois. Hobbs was arrested on a warrant charging him with of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine. He is being held awaiting extradition to Wisconsin.

Wall and Nickas are being held on $50,000 cash bonds. does not condone or review every comment. Read more in our Commenter Policy Agreement

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