On Friday, October 11, 2019, the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team (TRIDENT), along with Mendota Police arrested Matthew D. McPheeters (38) at his residence located at 111 S. 13th Ave in Mendota, IL on an original LaSalle County Arrest Warrant for two (2) counts of Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Cocaine (Class 1 Felony.)
The arrest warrant was obtained, with the assistance of the LaSalle County States Attorney’s Office, following an investigation by TRIDENT, into cocaine sales in Mendota. During the investigation TRIDENT Agents conducted several controlled purchases of cocaine from McPheeters.
As a result of the investigation a search warrant was also obtained to search McPheeters residence of 111 S. 13th Ave in Mendota, IL. During the search TRIDENT located over 40 grams of cocaine, cocaine processing material and firearms.
McPheeters was later transported to the LaSalle County Jail where he is being held on the warrants ($500,000.00 – 10%.) Further charges from the items located in the search warrant are under review of the LaSalle County State’s Attorney.
All subjects are innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.