NASHVILLE, Ill. (WRXX) – Two Nashville, Illinois, residents were arrested late Friday night on charges of drug trafficking.
According to Nashville police, 24-year-old Meghan Cepeda and 38-year-old Justin Alsbury were arrested on multiple drug charges as they were reportedly returning from St. Louis.
Reports indicate around 11:54 p.m. Friday, an Nashville Police Department officer stopped a vehicle in the BP Gas Station parking lot off of St. Rt. 127. Police had reportedly observed a vehicle being driven by an unlicensed driver and also found that this vehicle’s registration returned suspended which lead to the traffic stop.
Police made contact with the female driver Cepeda and passenger Alsbury, who informed officers that they were returning from St. Louis.
Following a brief investigation during the stop, police removed Cepeda from the vehicle, and numerous capsules of suspected fentanyl reportedly fell from her and onto the ground. A further search of Cepeda reportedly revealed numerous additional capsules of suspected fentanyl.
As police removed Alsbury from the vehicle, he was also reportedly found to be in possession of numerous capsules of suspected fentanyl and suspected methamphetamine.
A vehicle search revealed further suspected fentanyl and drug paraphernalia. Both individuals were then transported to the Washington County Jail where they were placed on felony holds.
Alsbury was arrested on charges of Unlawful Possession of between 15 and 100 grams of meth, delivery of meth, meth trafficking, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance, and trafficking of a controlled substance.
Cepeda was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance, and trafficking of a controlled substance, as well as no valid driver’s license, operating a vehicle with suspended registration and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.