Five arrested in DeWitt County cocaine investigation

Five arrested in DeWitt County cocaine investigation

Five people have been arrested as part of an investigation into what police say is a cocaine conspiracy in DeWitt County.

According to a release from Task Force 6, a multi-jurisdictional police group, the following people were arrested Wednesday in Clinton on state warrants:

— Dodie L. Junkert, 50, of Clinton, for unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, a Class 1 felony; unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 2 felony; and conspiracy, a Class 3 felony. Junkert's bond was set at $250,000.

— Kristin L. Riddle, 31, of Clinton, unlawful possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a Class 2 felony. Bond was set at $50,000.

— Daniel L. Walston, 51, Rebecca L. Morris, 47, and Andrea S. Heiberg, 40, of Clinton, were all charged with attempted unlawful possession of controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor, and their bond was set at $5,000. Walston was also charged with unlawful production of cannabis sativa plants, a Class 4 felony.

All of those arrested were taken to the DeWitt County Jail.

The arrests follow two in the fall in the same case.

John D. Smith, 54, and Mary F. Smith, 52, both of Clinton, were arrested in October by Task Force 6 for criminal drug conspiracy, unlawful possession of a controlled substance between 15 and 100 grams, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver between 15 grams and 100 grams, and money laundering.

The most recent arrests were the work of the DeWitt County sheriff's office, Clinton Police Department, Illinois attorney general's office, DeWitt County state's attorney's office and Illinois State Police.

Task Force 6 includes 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.

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