Members of the Alton Police Department and the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System were pressed into action Wednesday afternoon around 1pm to serve a drug search warrant at an apartment in the 600 block of East 8th Street. The man who was the focus of the search was seen driving past the apartment with another man in the car, and a chase ensued that wound up on the Missouri side of the Clark Bridge where both men were taken into custody.
When the men drove up on the area, the house was swarming with a dozen or so oifficers, as well as the Alton BEAR and the Bearcat transport trucks from Madison County. During the chase, one of the men allegedly threw something out the window, and the bridge was closed in both directions while police searched for the item. It is unknown if the item was found or what the item was. A woman at the home was arrested on an unrelated warrant from 2009. Charges relating to the drug investigation could be filed as early as today.