Bail set at $200k for man who failed to appear in Jefferson County on drug, weapons charges

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Bail has been set at $200,000 for a 32-year-old Carlinville man who failed to appear in Jefferson County Court Tuesday on multiple drug and weapons charges.

Ryan Smith
(Source: MVPD)

Ryan Smith is facing two Class X felony charges of armed violence, a Class 2 felony charge of delivery of less than 5 grams of meth, and Class 3 felony delivery of a non-narcotic controlled substance.

He was arrested in December after a Mt Vernon police officer reportedly observed a vehicle parked at a business in the 2700 block of Veterans Memorial Drive and due to suspicious circumstances began to investigate further.

As a result of the investigation, officers located a loaded pistol, methamphetamine, Schedule IV narcotics, packaging materials, a weighing scale, ammunition, and drug paraphernalia. Additionally, a vehicle and currency were seized pending forfeiture.

At the time of his arrest in Mt. Vernon, Smith was free on $5,000 cash bond from Clinton County where he is facing nine drug-related charges in Clinton County stemming from an October traffic stop.

In that case he was charged with Class X felony delivery of between 15 and 100 grams of meth, two Class 1 felony charges, one for the manufacture with the intent to deliver cocaine and one for the manufacture with the intent to deliver heroin, two counts Class 3 possession of Schedule 4 narcotics, Two counts possession Scheduled 1 and 2 narcotics, Class 4 felony delivery of between 10 and 30 grams of cannabis, and misdemeanor possession of hypodermic syringe.

Since posting $10,000 cash bond and being released in Jefferson County, Smith has been arrested in Bond County on a Class X charge of delivery of between 15 and 100 grams of meth, Class 1 felony charges of possessing between 15 and 100 grams of meth and intent to deliver between 1 and 15 grams of Fentanyl, as well as Class 3 charges of possession of a firearm with a revoked FOID, and delivery of a controlled substance, along with two Class 4 felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and one of intent to deliver between 10 and 30 grams of cannabis.

He’s been held in the Bond County Jail since his January 12 arrest.