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Cocaine Conspiracy Case Widens

May 29, 2013

COCAINE CONSPIRACY ARRESTS -UPDATE


DEWITT COUNTY, IL/CLINTON– On October 25, 2012, as a result of a Task Force 6 (TF6) investigation initiated in DeWitt County, two subjects were arrested in Clinton.  Arrested were John D. Smith, age 54, and Mary F. Smith, age 52, both of Clinton.  Both were arrested for commission of the offenses of Criminal Drug Conspiracy, a class X felony; Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, more than 15 grams but less than 100 grams, a class X felony; Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, more than 15 grams but less than 100 grams, Class X felony; and Money Laundering, a class 3 felony.  Offenses were enhanced due to being less than 1,000 feet from a school.  Both subjects are incarcerated in the DeWitt County jail pending a bond hearing.  If convicted, a class X felony carries a possible sentence of not less than 6 years and not more than 30 years and the class 3 felony carries a possible sentence from probation up to 5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

UPDATE – 05/29/13
On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, Task Force 6 arrested five additional subjects as a result of a cocaine conspiracy investigation in DeWitt County.  Those arrested were;

Dodie L. Junkert, 50, of Clinton, for Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance within 1,000 feet of a School, Class 1 Felony, Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Class 2 Felony, and Conspiracy, Class 3 Felony, her bond was set at $250,000.00/10%.

Kristin L. Riddle, 31, of Clinton, Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, a Class 2 Felony, her bond was set at $50,000.00 / 10%.
Daniel L. Walston, 51, Rebecca L. Morris, 47, and Andrea S. Heiberg, 40, of Clinton, were charged with Attempt to commit the offense of Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, class A misdemeanor, and their bond was set at $5,000/10%.

Daniel L. Walston was also charged with Unlawful Production of Cannabis Sativa Plants, a Class 4 Felony.

All subjects are incarcerated in the DeWitt County jail.
If convicted, a class 1 felony carries a possible sentence of not less than 4 years and not more than 15 years, a class 2 felony carries a possible sentence not less than 3 years and not more than 7 years, a class 3 felony carries a possible sentence from probation up to 5 years, a class 4 felony carries a possible sentence from probation up to 3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.  A class A misdemeanor, carries a possible sentence from supervision up to one year in the County jail.
 
Assisting TF6 in the planning, investigation, and arrests were the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office, Clinton Police Department, Illinois Attorney General’s Office, DeWitt County States Attorney’s Office and Illinois State Police Zone 5.

No other information will be released at this time.  TF6 is a multi-agency enforcement unit specializing in narcotics enforcement.  TF6 is composed of officers from the Clinton Police Department, DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office, McLean County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State University Police Department, and the Illinois State Police.

The public is reminded that charges are merely accusations and criminal defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.  Persons having information regarding illegal drugs are encouraged to contact the TF6 tip line at www.taskforce6.com.


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