Decatur man arrested by Benton PD on meth charges after accident investigation

BENTON – The public is reminded the alleged is presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

On March 9th, 2018 Benton Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Joplin Street in reference to a traffic crash.  Upon investigating, police arrested Ryan Cornell, age 20, of Decatur, IL for driving while license suspended. Police also arrested Madison M. Scurlock, age 20, of Decatur, IL for unlawful possession of methamphetamine subsequent to a vehicle search after Benton Police K9 “Ranger” alerted to the odor of illegal narcotics in the car.  Both Cornell and Scurlock were transported to the Franklin County Jail for further processing.

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