Salem Man Free On Bond After Drug Arrests

(SALEM, IL) — A 33-year-old Salem man is free on bond after he was arrested Monday by Centralia police who allegedly found him passed out in his vehicle. Jarad Huggins was charged Tuesday in Marion County Court with Class 3 felony possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor driving under the influence of drugs, and received a traffic citation. His bail was set at $10,000 and he was released from the Marion County Jail after posting $1,000 cash bond. According to police, they responded to the 500 block of South Pleasant on a report of a car stopped in the middle of the road. When they arrived, officers reportedly found Huggins passed out in a vehicle that was partially in a driveway and partially in the road. After officers managed to wake Huggins he was asked to get out of the vehicle and a napkin holding a baggie that contained a substance that tested positive as heroin reportedly fell to the ground. Officers also reportedly recovered a hypodermic syringe from the vehicle. He was formally charged Tuesday and is scheduled for a July 11 first appearance with his court appointed attorney.