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Madison County, IL Sheriff's Office
Thursday November 13th, 2014 :: 09:49 a.m. CST


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An Edwardsville, Illinois, man was charged November 12th, 2014 in Madison County Circuit Court, with a felony charge of UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (HEROIN), according to Madison County Sheriff Robert J. Hertz. The man is identified as:

AGE: 25

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at approximately 10:55 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to an Illinois State Police Emergency Radio Network Broadcast of a possible intoxicated driving in the area of High Pointe Drive, Edwardsville, Illinois. The vehicle description and registration number was provided by a concerned citizen who was reportedly following the vehicle. A sheriff’s deputy located the vehicle parked, and running, in the 300 block of High Pointe Drive.
The deputy approached the vehicle and made contact with the driver, who was asleep behind the wheel. The driver was identified as Steve S. Ferron. Ferron reportedly dropped a friend off at a nearby residence and then fell asleep. The deputy made several observations while talking to Ferron, which made him suspect Ferron was possible under the influence of alcohol and/or a controlled substance. The deputy requested Ferron submit to field sobriety test. Ferron cooperated and passed the field sobriety test. While conducting the test, the deputy witnessed Ferron drop a clear bag containing multiple pills and capsules.
The deputy seized the clear bag and identified the contents of the capsules as heroin. Ferron was taken into custody 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 and issued by the Honorable Judge Richard Tognarelli, who set Ferron’s bond at $15,000.

Madison County, IL Sheriff's Office
405 Randle St
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 618-692-4433

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