East Alton man arrested for drug induced homicide, police searching for other suspect
Brian D. Beckham
GODFREY, Ill. (AP) – Authorities have taken an East Alton man into custody on an outstanding warrant for involvement in the heroin overdose death of a Godfrey man.
Deputies with the Madison County Sheriff’s office arrested Brian D. Beckham, 31, on August 3. He is charged with drug induced homicide.
Beckham was located at a residence in East Alton after deputies received an anonymous tip. He is currently in custody at the Madison County Jail.
The arrest comes after Thirty-year-old Joshua Rogers died in May at a hotel. Police allege his girlfriend, 27-year-old Angela Halliday of Moro, had been selling one of her prescription drugs to get heroin money.
Halliday is also in custody at Madison County Jail. Her bail has been set at $150,000. She is also accused of obtaining heroin for a friend who overdosed in April.
Police are still seeking 41-year-old Adam Butler of St. Louis who is also believed to be involved in Rogers’ death.
All three individuals are charged with drug induced homicide. The felony is punishable by up to 30 years in prison.