27-year-old Kasey Deaton of the 300 block of Central in Bethalto is charged with disorderly conduct. Deaton claimed that he was robbed by gunpoint on the parking lot of the Argosy Casino in Alton, but Alton Police determined the claim was false.
Illinois State Police report a traffic stop Monday evening on Interstate 55 near Litchfield netted about $5,000 worth of Meth. A traffic officer made the stop for a violation and later requested the service of an Illinois State Police canine unit. The dog presented a positive alert to officers and a more thorough search turned up drug paraphernalia and the Meth. Police believe the drugs were on their way from Mexico to northern Illinois. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending in the case.