GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOV) -- A man alleged to have turned a toy gun into a real one was arrested Friday on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and possessing methamphetamine materials.
Ronald Stillwell, 36, allegedly turned a a toy pistol into a .22 caliber revolver. It was confiscated by Granite City Police on Dec. 3 and Stillwell is being charged.
Stillwell was to appear in court Friday, but was arrested on drug charges. While in custody, Stillwell had a medical issue, so he was reportedly released to a hospital. He was found at the residence of a co-defendant, Valentine E. Arriaga, 35, in the 1700 block of Chestnut in Granite City. Police went to the home and found Stillwell along with the meth materials.
Stillwell has a lengthy criminal history. He has been sentenced to prison on nine different occasions.