On Thursday, August 25, 2011, Task Force 6, assisted by the
DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office, Clinton Police Department, Farmer City Police Department, and Illinois State Police SWAT, conducted an early morning warrant arrest detail in Dewitt County for individuals charged as a result of numerous undercover operations dating back to 2010. Charges for individuals arrested during the detail ranged from Unlawful Delivery of Controlled Substances, Unlawful Delivery of Cannabis, Theft, Possession with Intent to Deliver Controlled Substance, and Possession of Cannabis and Drug Paraphernalia. All suspects were arrested and incarcerated in the DeWitt County Jail.
Chief Deputy Mike Walker with the DeWitt County Sheriff's Office says operations as large as these can sometimes take up to a year to fully investigate and lead to arrests.
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Chief Deputy Walker says all the people arrested were not working together. He says a few in the same town may have known each other but rules out the possibility of a big drug ring.
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When serving the warrants and making the arrests, Chief Deputy Walker says none of the suspects were considered armed or dangerous. He says anytime when serving warrants or making arrests he says keeping officers and the public safe is their top priority.
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Task Force 6 is a multi-agency enforcement unit specializing in narcotics enforcement. Task Force 6 is composed of officers from Bloomington Police Department, Clinton Police Department, DeWitt County Sheriff’s Department, McLean County Sheriff’s Department, 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 Task Force 6 tip line at www.taskforce6.com.
The following persons were arrested on warrants:
Kody Davis, 17, Farmer City, Delivery of a Controlled Substance, bond $100,000
Rachel Proctor, 19, Farmer City, Delivery of a Controlled Substance, bond $50,000
Randall Wisegarver, 25, Farmer City, Possession of Cannabis and Drug Paraphernalia, bond $5,000
Sherman Taulbee, 31, Clinton, Delivery of Cannabis, bond $25,000
Shawna Bryant, 39, Kenney, Delivery of a Controlled Substance, bond $100,000
Lora McKinzey, 30, Clinton, Possession of a Controlled Substance, bond $25,000
Kristen Parker, 23, Clinton, Theft and Possession with Intent to Deliver Controlled Substance, bond $100,000
Sondra Day, 20, Clinton, Delivery of a Controlled Substance, bond $75,000
Cameron Clark, 17, Clinton, Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance, bond $50,000
Anibal Rodriguez, 21, Clinton, Failure to Appear Warrant, bond $10,000
An additional subject was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Cannabis and Drug Paraphernalia.