TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — The Taylorville Police Department arrested a couple on Saturday in connection to meth distribution.

Taylorville Police said they arrested James Assad, 50, and Brandi Hurley, 27, both from Taylorville. They were arrested and charged with possession of with intent to deliver 15-100 grams of meth.

“The Community Action Team with several arrests across the county picked up valuable information on this subject and his girlfriend,” Chief Dwayne Wheeler said in a statement.

Wheeler said that Taylorville Police and the Community Action Team have been investigating the couple for months and they learned during their investigation that this couple was the main distributor of meth in Taylorville and Christian County.

“As I’ve said before, community engagement is very important to TPD and the Community Action Team, but law enforcement is our primary function,” Wheeler said. “We’re not fighting a war on drugs, we’re fighting a war on you if you sell in our areas.”

Wheeler thanked Platoon D, K9 Alan and the Community Action Team for arresting the couple without incident and for finding over 90 grams of meth. He also thanked State’s Attorney Wes Poggenpohl for approving the charges.