A Glen Carbon police officer stopped a car with an expired registration Saturday and netted 10 felony counts against the three Granite City men in the vehicle.
At about 4:40 p.m. Saturday, the officer stopped a green Buick Park Avenue on Interstate 270 near the Glen Carbon/Maryville exit. As he was making the stop, the officer noticed that a passenger in the car threw a smoking bottle out of the car and onto the grass off the shoulder of the highway.
The officer called for backup and eventually arrested all three occupants. Glen Carbon Police Chief Todd Link said the three were making methamphetamine in the car.
“It was essentially a rolling meth lab,” Link said.
There was also a gun in the car, police said, which posed a problem for the occupants, all of whom were previously convicted felons. Robby L. Harper, 27, and James E. Bailey, 30, both of the 1700 block of Olive Street in Granite City, and George E. Holliday, 45, of the 600 block of Valley Drive in Granite City, were all charged with unlawful possession of weapons by a felon, a Class 2 felony.
The trio were also charged with aggravated unlawful participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, a Class X felony, and unlawful possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials, a Class 2 felony. Holliday also garnered a Class 4 felony charge of driving with a revoked license.
Bond for Holliday, Harper and Bailey was set at $150,000. All three are currently in custody at the Madison County Jail.