An East Alton woman involved in a traffic accident last week in Wood River is facing felony drug charges. 48-year old Carla G. Fitzgerald of the 400 block of East Street has been charged with one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance after plastic capsules found on her person tested positive for heroin.

Authorities say a background check following the July 8th accident in Wood River revealed the victim had several outstanding warrants for numerous offenses. She was taken into custody by Alton Police following her release from Alton Memorial Hospital. The Madison County State's Attorney's Office filed the additional drug charge on Wednesday. She is being held on a $15,000 bond.

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