BLOOMINGTON - Six more people have been arrested in connection with a widespread crack-dealing ring that so far has netted 15 arrests.
Arrested Friday were R. Martin Schaub, 47, of Gibson City; William Isaacs, 49; Vicky Isaacs, 43; and Christopher Shortridge, 39, all of Farmer City; and Tina Mattingly, 30, and Thomas Misch, 33, both of LeRoy. All were charged with criminal drug conspiracy and possession with intent to deliver and conspiracy.
Bond for each was set at $250,000.
A statement from Task Force 6, a multijurisdictional enforcement agency, said one suspect in Operation Pyramid remains at large. Commander Ben Halloran said the ring operated in DeWitt, McLean, Ford, Vermillion and Champaign counties. Police started their investigation in December.
Eight people were arrested in May 21. An Indiana man arrested in April since has pleaded guilty and is set for sentencing in September.
Agencies involved in the investigation are Task Force 6, which is part of the Illinois State Police; DeWitt County, Ford County and McLean County sheriff's departments; and LeRoy and Gibson City police departments.
Prosecution is being handled by the Illinois Attorney General's Office and DeWitt County State's Attorney's Office.