Bond set for Bradley player and dealer facing drug charges

By Audrey Williams

January 2, 2013 Updated Jan 3, 2013 at 2:33 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- Bradley sixth-year senior Will Egolf made his first court appearance Wednesday and will not be with his team as they take on Southern Illinois Wednesday night.

He faces one class-four felony count of possession of a controlled substance.

Egolf and another man, Jared Fletcher, were arrested Monday night on Western Avenue.

The police report said Egolf was found to be in possession of six pills of hydrocodone, also known as vicodin.

He allegedly told police he had a torn ACL and needed the pills for the pain.

Peoria County State's Attorney Jerry Brady said, "Basis for him to have a controlled substance, the best explanation would be if he had a prescription. Based on the information that we have, he did not have a prescription for that drug."

Bond was set for Egolf Wednesday at $3,000, he later posted $300 and was released. If convicted, Egolf faces a sentence of one to three years in prison.

Meanwhile, Jared Fletcher faces a class-two felony charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and driving on a suspended license.

He does have priors and his bond was sent at $20,000. He faces a sentence of three to seven years in prison, if convicted. He remained in jail Wednesday night.

Both men are scheduled to be back in court January 31.

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