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Police, drug task force make 4 arrests in Mattoon
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Police, drug task force make 4 arrests in Mattoon


MATTOON -- Officers with the Mattoon Police Department and the East Central Illinois Drug Task Force made four arrests while serving a search warrant at approximately 2:30 p.m. Thursday at a residence in the 700 block of South 16th Street.

The police department reported that a 38-year-old Mattoon man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, possession of ammunition by a felon, and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

Police allege that they found meth within the residence and determined that the 38-year-old man had been selling this drug from there. The charges against him also allege that firearm ammunition and an improvised explosive device were located there. This man is a convicted felon who is not allowed to possess those items.

A 35-year-old Mattoon woman also was arrested on a meth possession charge for allegedly having more than 13 grams on her. The charge alleges, as well, that she had an active Coles County warrant for her arrest for a probation violation on a meth charge.

Those arrested also included a 32-year-old Mattoon, formerly of Louisiana, on a meth delivery charge. He allegedly possessed more than 28 grams of meth packaged for delivery.

In addition, a 42-year-old Mattoon woman was arrested on a charge of obstructing/resisting a police officer. She allegedly entered the property being searched by police, refused repeated orders to leave, and then struggled with police during her arrest.

The 42-year-old woman posted bond, was released from police custody, and is set to appear in Coles County Circuit Court. The other three individuals arrested were all taken to the Coles County jail.


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Rob Stroud is a reporter for the JG-TC, covering the city of Mattoon, Lake Land College, Cumberland County and areas including Oakland, Casey and Martinsville.

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