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MATTOON -- Police officers have arrested three Coles County residents on preliminary charges of possession of cannabis with the intent to deliver.

A Mattoon Police Department press release reported that Kaleb J. Elmore, 25, of Mattoon; Samantha M. Reavley, 26, of Mattoon; and Jesse L. Conover, 23, of Charleston were arrested Thursday for these offenses.

Elmore and Reavley were arrested in the 3000 block of Moultrie Avenue at 12:50 p.m. Conover was later arrested with the the Charleston Police Department's help at 6 p.m. in the 1300 block of Jefferson Avenue in Charleston.

According to the release, the charges resulted from an investigation discovering that the trio were selling large amounts of cannabis from their residences. A search warrant was then issued for the Mattoon home of Elmore and Reavley, where police found about 6 pounds of cannabis, over $5,500 in cash, and paraphernalia and packaging materials.

Both Elmore and Reavley were taken to the Coles County jail as a result of the search warrant. A second warrant was also executed with the help of Charleston police at Conover’s home, where police found about 1 quarter pound of cannabis, along with paraphernalia and packaging materials. Conover was also taken to the jail as a result of that warrant.

Regarding other arrests, Trent M. Dailey, 32, of Mattoon was arrested for two active Coles County warrants for his arrest at 11:50 a.m. Thursday on Lake Land Boulevard at Olive Avenue.

One arrest warrant was a failure to appear warrant for a 2018 driving while license suspended charge. The other arrest warrant was for failing to appear on a 2016 possession of methamphetamine charge. Dailey was taken to the jail.

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