Charges have been filed against two Alton residents following a drug raid at their home earlier this week. Police executed a search warrant on Tuesday and took a man and woman into custody on suspicion of dealing drugs from the residence. Authorities say they made three undercover buys from the home this month.
Charged in Madison County Circuit Court are 47 year old Julia L. Baldwin and 29 year old D’Angilo Saddler, both of the 400 block of Jefferson Avenue. Saddler is charged with 3 counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, while Baldwin is charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Alton Police, assisted by officers of the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System, conducted the raid on the property on Tuesday morning; following undercover drug buys on Monday and on November 3. Authorities say they were tipped off by neighbors earlier this year to possible drug activity and began surveillance of the property. Along with the arrests, police took away drug evidence, paraphernalia and cash. Both suspects are being held in the Madison County Jail.