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Early Thursday morning, a number of Central Illinois drug suspects were arrested.  According to a press release from the Christian County Sheriff’s office, the arrests were the result of several months of investigation. 

Those arrested include:  62 year old Roy Childers of Taylorville; 47 year old Billy Davenport of Taylorville; 28 year old Shawn M. Westbrook of Taylorville; 29 year old Brian K. Durbin of Pana; 50 year old Lyle J. Lynn of Pana; 42 year old Tricia L. Cox of Taylorville; 30 year old Robert J. Swafford of Pana; 22 year old Justin M. Eckart of Pana; 42 year old Caycee D. Halbrook of Pana; 38 year old Shane A. Mosley of Pana; 30 year old Kevin E. Hix, who is incarcerated in Pinckneyville; 21 year old Justin M. Caudle, who is incarcerated in Hillsboro; and 26 year old Matthew P. Bridgeman of Decatur.  All were arrested on drug charges.

The Christian County Sheriff’s office, along with Taylorville and Pana police.  Also participating in the arrests was the Central Illinois Enforcement Group and the Illinois State police Meth Response team.

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