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Police and a SWAT team arrested three people and found multiple guns, along with nearly three kilograms of methamphetamine, during a search warrant in Gurnee Tuesday evening.

The Zion Police Department and the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS) Emergency Service Team (EST) executed a search warrant early Tuesday evening

The Lake County Sheriff’s Special Investigation Group and the Gurnee Police Department also assisted in the warrant, which occurred at a residence near Russell Avenue and Tanglewood Drive in Gurnee.

Zion Police Department Detective Lt. Paul Kehrli said the target of the warrant was an individual suspected of selling methamphetamine in Zion and the Lake County area.

The nature of the warrant service required that the NIPAS EST “take all precautions against possible exposure to hazardous materials,” Kehrli said.

The residence was secured and it was confirmed that a large quantity of methamphetamine was in the basement of the home.

Kehrli said there was no evidence to suggest the drugs were being chemically produced at the location.

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A specialized hazardous materials team from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was called to collect the drugs and decontaminate the basement.

Three adults were taken into custody and felony charges are pending in the matter, Kehrli said.

Officers recovered four guns along with nearly three kilograms — or 6.6 pounds — of methamphetamine in both pill and crystalline form. Three grams of cocaine was also found.