An Alton man was charged Wednesday in Madison County Circuit Court with a felony charge of unlawful possession with intent to deliver cannabis, Madison County Sheriff Robert J. Hertz.
Police identified the man as Evan J. Turner, 19, of the 1000 block of Sheffield Place.
On Tuesday, June 3, at 6:03 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash involving a motorcyclist in the 4100 block of Humbert Road in Alton. Deputies determined Turner was traveling south on Humbert Road in his vehicle and failed to stop for the motorcyclist, who was stopped in front of him. The motorcycle’s driver was transported to an area hospital, where he was treated for non-life threating injuries.
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. 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 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 misdemeanor 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.