Three Arrested On Drug Charges In Carbondale

(CARBONDALE, IL) — Carbondale Police arrested three people on drug charges after getting a report around 5:40 Monday afternoon of a suspicious vehicle and retail theft at Kohl’s, located at 625 N. Giant City Rd. When police arrived, they found the vehicle and the three suspects – 28-year-old Kyle A. Wills of Carbondale, 20-year-old Joshua M. Phelps of Swansea and 26-year-old Joseph A. Kasten of Grand Tower. During the course of the investigation, officers arrested all three men and charged them with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a look-alike substance.  Phelps was also arrested for obstructing justice and Wills for driving while license revoked. All three were lodged in the Jackson County Jail. Officers later learned a fourth suspect fled south on foot from Kohl’s with stolen merchandise. That suspect is described as a white man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. Police continue to investigate the incident. Anyone with information should call Carbondale Police or Crime Stoppers at 549-COPS.