An Alton woman was charged Wednesday in Madison County Circuit Court with two felony charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone and alprazolam), Madison County Sheriff Robert J. Hertz said in a press release.
Police identified the woman as Cassidy K. M. Calvert, 23, of the first block of West Elm Street.
On Wednesday, April 23, at approximately 2:15 a.m., a Madison County sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that failed to stop at a red light on State Street at Elm Street in Alton.
The deputy made contact with the driver, and Calvert, a passenger in the vehicle. Calvert provided the deputy with an alias name and ultimately attempted to walk away from the scene. While walking away from the scene, Calvert threw a purse under a nearby vehicle. The deputy stopped Calvert, who admitted she provided a false name. Calvert was arrested at that point, for the misdemeanor offense of obstructing identification.
A search of Calvert and the purse resulted in the seizure of multiple forms of illegally possessed prescription medications, cannabis and drug paraphernalia. Calvert was transported to the Madison County Jail, where she was held pending a formal review of facts by the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office. The driver was issued a warning for the traffic infraction and released at the scene.
The felony warrant and information was issued by Judge James Hackett, who set Calvert’s bond at $20,000. Calvert was also charged with misdemeanor charges of obstructing identification, unlawful possession of cannabis, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.