|Governor Rod R. Blagojevich announced today the launch of the Methamphetamine Manufacturing Registry, a new tool available on the Illinois State Police website, www.isp.state.il.us, that gives communities and law enforcement the opportunity to view the names of offenders who have been convicted of manufacturing meth. In June 2006, the governor signed Senate Bill 2915 requiring the Illinois State Police to create the registry, have a link on the agency's webpage, and make it available to the general public and law enforcement. “Meth is a dangerous drug than can destroy families and cripple communities. This registry provides people statewide with a resource to identify those who have been convicted of manufacturing this drug and help them engage in the fight to stop production in their neighborhoods,” said Gov. Blagojevich. |
The Methamphetamine Manufacturing Registry contains the name, date of birth, offense, conviction date and county where the offense took place. The database will be updated daily and allows an individual the capability to search by name, county of conviction, or date of conviction.
“The Illinois State Police is committed to enforcing the laws pertaining to all illegal drugs,” said Director Larry G. Trent. “However, unlike many other drugs, meth is produced using hazardous chemicals that put not only the user, but entire communities at risk. The Methamphetamine Manufacture Registry is a valuable tool to protect citizens by identifying individuals who have a history of meth production. Individuals and communities will be better informed of the potential dangers involved with such a volatile drug and aware of those who associate with it. Law enforcement, fire departments, and all first responders will also benefit from the registry.”
Information posted on the registry is provided by the Office of the Circuit Clerk regarding individuals convicted in the previous month of participation in methamphetamine manufacturing. Additionally, the Illinois Department of Corrections will forward a list of all persons who are incarcerated or on mandatory supervised release for a conviction of meth manufacturing for inclusion on the site.
The Methamphetamine Manufacturing Registry can be accessed by logging onto the Illinois State Police home page at www.isp.state.il.us or by contacting the Methamphetamine Program Coordinator at 217/558.0198.