Woodlawn Man Charged With Possession Between 100 and 400 Grams of Meth and Possession of Stolen Firearm

Woodlawn Man Charged With Possession Between 100 and 400 Grams of Meth and Possession of Stolen Firearm

MARION COUNTY — A 49-year-old Woodlawn man was charged Monday in Marion County Court with possession of between 100 and 400 grams of methamphetamine as well as illegal possession of a stolen firearm.

Earl Jones Jr. was transferred to the custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections following Monday’s court hearing where he was charged with a Class X felony and Class 2 felony, respectively. Jones had been sentenced in absentia to 15 years in prison after he failed to appear in Jefferson County Court in September.

In that case he was convicted of Class 1 possession of narcotics near a school or park. In the Marion County case, Jones was arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s deputies following a traffic stop Saturday night in Salem.

According to reports, deputies recovered a nearly 113 grams of a substance in multiple packages in the vehicle that field tested positive as meth. A firearm that had been reported as stolen was also allegedly found in the vehicle.

Jones was a passenger in the car. The driver, 38-year-old Christal Copple, of Mt. Vernon, was charged Monday in Marion County Court with Class 3 felony possession of less than 5 grams of meth.

Her bail was set at $50,000 and a preliminary hearing and first appearance with court appointed counsel was scheduled for December 10.

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