A Godfrey couple was charged Monday with drug-related offenses after police discovered a large amount of narcotics at their residence, including 8 pounds of cannabis, 17 grams of cocaine and 46 doses of LSD.
The drugs seized are worth an estimated $20,000 on the street, according to the Madison County Sheriff's Department.
William A. Noe, 25, and Ashley A Welch, 22, both of the 2700 block of Queen Street in Godfrey, were charged with unlawful possession of cannabis with the intent to deliver 2,000 to 5,000 grams, unlawful possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (cocaine), and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance (cocaine) while located within 1,000 feet of a church.
Madison County sheriff's investigators received information Friday night that a large quantity of narcotics was located in a residence on Queen Street in Godfrey. An investigation into the information led to the issuance of a search warrant for the residence. Madison County Sheriff's deputies and Alton police officers executed the search warrant late Friday night.
Capt. Mike Dixon with the sheriff's department said a search of the residence resulted in the seizure of approximately eight pounds of cannabis, 17 grams of cocaine, 46 suspected doses of LSD, miscellaneous drug paraphernalia and more than $1,300 in cash.
Investigators linked the narcotics to Noe and his girlfriend Welch, who live in the basement of the residence. Noe and Welch were not at home when the search warrant was executed, but returned as investigators concluded with the search.
Noe and Welch were arrested and transported to the Madison County Jail. Their bail was set by Judge James Hackett at $500,000 each.