Four Arrested in Mattoon Cocaine Bust

Effingham, IL / Effingham Radio

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Four were arrested in a crack cocaine bust in Mattoon yesterday after a month long investigation by the East Central Illinois Task Force.

Law enforcement executed a warrant to search 808 S. 9th street in Mattoon, just north of Mattoon Middle School, on Tuesday and arrested 43-year-old Ron R. Cole, of Peoria, Justin J. Sargent, of Peoria, and 28-year-old Monica L Bailey, of Mattoon. All three are charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to deliver within 1000 feet of a school.

A second warrant was also executed at Old State Village Lot #13 in Mattoon on Tuesday as part of a crack cocaine investigation. 33-year-old Lydia N. Phillips of Mattoon was arrested and charged with Delivery of a controlled substance. All four suspects were detained at the Coles County Jail. They are innocent until proven guilty.

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