Man Arrested On Meth Charges

BETHALTO – On Saturday, May 21, 2022, at approximately 1:53 a.m., in the trailer park at 100 Wesley Drive. The officer approached a suspicious vehicle in the park, which has recently experienced an increase in criminal activity, and attempted to talk to the driver.

The driver recklessly fled the area at a high rate of speed, with his headlights out, southbound onto Wesley Drive as the officer was attempting to make contact. Officers proceeded south bound in the direction of the fleeing vehicle, which was found stuck in the field across from the Wood River Moose Lodge.

The vehicle had run off the roadway at a curve, while traveling at a high rate of speed with its headlights out, striking the curb and knocking off one of its front wheels. Officers approached the driver who continue to accelerate the vehicle which was stuck and no longer able to move. Officers convinced the subject to surrender without further incident.

A Felony Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine charge was filed today in Madison County Circuit Court against:


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The driver was identified as Schappe and found to have a suspended driver’s license and was wanted out of Missouri on felony warrants. He was taken into custody and a search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of suspected controlled substances and paraphernalia, to include suspected methamphetamine.

Schappe was transported to the Madison County Jail where he was held pending the application of the warrant. The Honorable Judge Janet Heflin issued the warrant, setting Schappe’s bond at $50,000.00.

Chris Rhodes
Author: Chris Rhodes

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