Police still seeking drug suspect found passed out at Dairy Queen

News-DemocratJune 2, 2014 

— Police continue to search for a man who is facing drug charges after police found him and his brother passed out in a car last week on the parking lot of the Caseyville Dairy Queen.

Thomas Wangelin, 31, of 1808 N. 16th St., Swansea, is still on the lam. Police are looking to arrest him on a charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, which was issued Friday by the St. Clair County state's attorneys office.

Wangelin and his brother, Adam Wangelin, 24, of 4 Tanewood Court, Belleville, were passed out in their car. Police were called after someone noticed them in the parked vehicle.

Police arrived to check on them and found that one of them had a needle in his arm, Interim Police Chief Scott Miller said.

Both Wangelin brothers were taken to Memorial Hospital for treatment. They were released from the hospital pending charges. Miller said when police searched the vehicle they found drugs.

Charges were issued and Adam Wangelin was arrested at his home, but Thomas Wangelin was not at his residence and has not been located. Adam Wangelin is held on $10,000 bond at the St. Clair County Jail.

Anyone with information about this case of the whereabouts of Wangelin is asked to call Caseyville Police at 344-2168.

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