West Salem Woman Arrested On Drug Charge

On 01/03/18 at 3:51pm Mt. Carmel arrested 49 year old West Salem, IL resident Angela K. Edwards for Possession of a Controlled Substance following a traffic stop in the 100 block of W 4th Street. Edwards was operating a red Ford truck and had committed a traffic violation. The arresting officer requested Ofc. Daniel Hopper and his K-9 “Ace” to respond as well. Once Ofc. Hopper arrived he conducted a free air narcotics sniff around the exterior of Edwards’ vehicle. “Ace” alerted on the vehicle for the presence of illegal drugs. A search was conducted where officers located several different types of prescribed medication that are controlled substances. Edwards did not have documentation that these medications were prescribed by a doctor to her and she was placed under arrest. Edwards was taken to the Wabash County Jail where she was charged and held pending a bond setting by a judge.