Savanna men arrested in meth, weapons case

SAVANNA, Ill. — Two Savanna men have been charged with weapons and drug offenses following a Sunday traffic stop.

Andrew Westphal and Dustin Partin have both been placed in the Carroll County Jail on $75,000 bonds after officers reportedly found 455 grams of methamphetamine, several guns, and a homemade pipe bomb in a car the pair were occupying. Westphal, the driver, was originally stopped and cited for failure to signal.

Westphal has been charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, more than 100 grams but less than 400 grams, a Class X felony. Partin has been charged with the same felony, along with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a Class 3 felony.

Westphal also was wanted on a Whiteside County, Illinois arrest warrant for failure to appear.

An early Monday morning search warrant execution at Partin's residence, 316 Oak St., Savanna, led officers to find approximately 465 grams of methamphetamine, a rifle, surveillance equipment and numerous types of ammunition, a statement from the Savanna Police Department says. Those charges for Partin are pending.

The Savanna Police Department, the Carroll County Sheriff's Department, the Blackhawk Area Task Force, the Carroll County State's Attorney's Office, and the Quad-City Bomb Squad all participated in the arrests.