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BLOOMINGTON — A Downs man charged with selling "a smorgasbord of drugs" threatened a witness in a jail call recorded after his arrest, a prosecutor told a McLean County judge Thursday during the suspect's bond hearing.

Robert Willan, 27, faces 16 counts related to the alleged sale of ecstasy, cocaine and LSD in four transactions in Normal. His arrest followed a two-month investigation by Task Force 6, a multiagency police effort to address illegal drugs in Central Illinois.

Assistant State's Attorney Jeff Horve said the alleged drug transactions represented "a smorgasbord of drugs," that included more than 65 ecstasy pills and 3.6 grams of cocaine.

In a statement to Associate Judge Amy McFarland, Horve said Willan made threats toward a person who may have assisted police as a confidential source for the alleged drug sales.

"If I find out this kid was a CS (confidential source), it's not gonna be good," Willan allegedly told a person during a jail call, according to the prosecutor.

McFarland set bond at $75,000, meaning Willan must post $7,535 to be released. Horve requested a $250,000 cash bond.

Pending along with the drug charges is the state's source-of-bond motion that requires Willan to provide proof that any money he posts for bond is not the proceeds of illegal activity.

Willan also faces charges filed in October alleging unlawful use of weapons by a felon.

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McLean County Courts Reporter

McLean County courts reporter for The Pantagraph.

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