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Granite City woman charged for illegal possession of prescription drug

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By KMOV Web Producer By KMOV Web Producer

GRANITE CITY (KMOV) -- A Granite City woman was charged Monday for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Melissa Richmond, 27, was taken into custody by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department after an officer found Alprazolam pills in the suspect's vehicle during a traffic stop. Richmond did not have a prescription for the drug.

According to authorities, Richmond's vehicle was pulled over after an anonymous complaint of drug activity in the 500 block of Thorngate was made.

The suspect’s vehicle was spotted on the road shortly after the complaint was filed, and officers stopped Richmond because she had an incorrect registration plate attached to her car and was driving on a suspended license.

Richmond was taken to the Madison County Jail. Bond was set at $15,000.


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