EDWARDSVILLE — An Alton man was charged Wednesday in Madison County Circuit Court with the felony charge of Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver Cannabis.
According to a release from the office of Madison County Sheriff Robert J. Hertz, Evan J. Turner, 19, of Sheffield Place in Alton was arrested after deputies responded to a traffic accident involving a motorcyclist in the 4100 block of Humbert Road in Alton.
Deputies determined Turner was traveling south bound on Humbert Road in his vehicle and failed to stop for the motorcyclist, who was stopped in front of him. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries, the release said.
Turner’s vehicle sustained extensive damage from the impact and had to be towed from the scene. A subsequent search of Turner’s vehicle resulted in the recovery of between 10 to 30 grams of cannabis, a digital scale, multiple plastic containers, cellophane bags, U.S. Currency, and additional drug paraphernalia, the release said.
Turner was arrested at the scene and transported to the Madison County Jail where he was held pending a formal review of facts by the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office.
The felony warrant and information was signed by the Honorable Judge Kyle Napp, who set bond at $20,000. Turner was issued a traffic citation for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident and was charged with a misdemeanor charge of Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
There was no evidence developed during the investigation to indicate Turner was under the influence of cannabis at the time of the accident.