Illinois Woman Arrested after Found Hidden Away in Attic


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Williamson County, Illinois – A woman was arrested after a late night operation that led to the discovery of a wanted woman, hidden away inside the attic of a residence.

According to Williamson County Sheriff’s Department it happened August 24th when a warrant was executed on a Stanley Lane home in Marion just before 10 p.m. that lead to the arrest of Tanya M. Robinson.

Robinson had been sought after for a “Failure to Appear – Driving Without a License” warrant. Little did the authorities know that this routine operation would unveil a shocking cache of illegal substances. Acting on a confidential tip, deputies swiftly surrounded the residence and established contact with the homeowner, who confirmed Robinson’s presence upstairs. Led by Sheriff Jeff Diederich, the team made a cautious entry into the house.

Upon reaching the second floor, they stumbled upon a concealed sleeping area, partitioned by a blanket hanging from the ceiling. More astonishingly, reports of drug paraphernalia, plastic bags filled with a white crystalline substance that later tested positive for Methamphetamine, and Schedule 4 narcotics lay in plain view on a nightstand next to the bed.

As the search for Robinson continued, it became clear to deputies the woman had retreated further into the residence, ultimately hiding herself in the unfinished attic space. Deputies issued repeated verbal commands for her to surrender, and Robinson eventually emerged without further resistance.

Robinson now faces charges for possession of Methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and a controlled substance and was transported to the Williamson County Jail, where she awaits due legal process. 


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