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Operation REAL In Montgomery County Leads To More Arrests

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office continued their Operation REAL with more narcotics arrests this past week. 33-year-old Amanda M. Owens of Litchfield, 36-year-old Joseph W. Robbins of Litchfield, and 50-year-old Yancy Costello of Litchfield were all arrested for unlawful delivery of methamphetamine.  All wanted individuals were located and taken into custody in Montgomery County between April 7th and April 10th.  


Operation REAL was conducted between the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Hillsboro Police Department, Litchfield Police Department, Illinois State Police, South Central Illinois Drug Task Force, and the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office.  Arrest warrants were obtained as a result of multiple narcotic investigations conducted by the South Central Illinois Drug Task Force and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. 


Additional Arrest warrants are being sought for several individuals for the delivery of methamphetamine and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says more arrests are coming.