A Wood River man was charged Tuesday in Madison County Circuit Court, with felony charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and driving while license revoked, according to a press release from Madison County Sheriff Robert J. Hertz. Police identified the man as Jared C. Nagel , 32, of the 700 block of Madison Avenue.
On Monday, May 5, at about 9:36 p.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to Homer M. Adams Parkway at Godfrey Road, Godfrey, in reference to a reckless driving complaint. Deputies located the vehicle parked at the Quik Wash at 2811 Godfrey Road.
Deputies made contact with the driver of the vehicle, Jared C. Nagel. Nagel was arrested on an outstanding warrant for driving under the influence. As he was being handcuffed, Nagel dropped a small vial from his hand. The vial was found to contain cannabis. Nagel was also found to be in possession of a small glass pipe, used to consume cannabis. A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of a hypodermic syringe, which contained a liquid-based methamphetamine. The deputy also determined Nagel’s Illinois driver’s license was revoked. Nagel was arrested 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 warrant and criminal information was issued by Judge Neil Schroeder, who set bond at $35,000. Nagel also was charged with misdemeanor charges of unlawful possession of cannabis and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Nagel qualified for the enhanced felony driving while license revoked offense because he was previously convicted in Madison County for driving while license revoked on April 6, 2011, and Aug. 6, 2012.