MATTOON, IL-(Effingham Radio)- Two men were recently were recently arrested in Mattoon after allegedly stealing over $1,000 in a drug transaction.
28 year old, Phillip M Vandiver, of Charleston and 29 year old, Courtland M Simpson, of Mattoon were taken into custody on April 24th by the Mattoon Police Department for Felony Theft.
According to a press release from the Mattoon Police Department, Vandiver allegedly stole $1,200 from a victim during a drug transaction for Methamphetamine.
The release stated that the victim initially reported the theft as an armed robbery with a firearm.
The release then stated that Simpson had allegedly acted as the “get-away” driver and had received $700 from the theft.
The money was recovered and is subject to seizure due to the violation of the controlled substances act.
Vandiver and Simpson were taken to the Coles County Jail.