Two men charged with trafficking drugs after car chase
RANDOLPH COUNTY - On June 8, two men led authorities on a car chase that started in Boone County and ended in Randolph County near Jacksonville. Both were taken into custody and their vehicle towed.
The following day, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on the suspects’ vehicle. Investigators seized approximately six pounds of methamphetamine, currency and a handgun.
Scot Thorburg, 46, and Nicholas Baldwin, 35, of Illinois were formally charged on June 9 with first degree drug trafficking.
They are currently being held in the Randolph County Jail on a one million dollar bond.