Alorton, Ill. (KSDK)- Another Alorton official is in trouble with the law. This time, investigators say, the fire chief was caught with more than 60 grams of marijuana.
Investigators say a St. Clair County captain pulled over 36-year-old Carlos Darough on Bernard drive in Belleville Friday night after he ran a stop sign. That's when the captain spotted a small bag of marijuana.
He arrested Darough then searched his car and found more pot and a scale in the back.
Now Darough is charged with possession with intent to deliver and official misconduct.
"He is supposed to be a role model, an inspiration to people, you got kids wanting to grow up to be just like him, he should not be doing that at all," said Greg Higgs, an Alorton resident.
Alorton firefighters NewsChannel 5 spoke with say they are disappointed.
Officials say Alorton Mayor JoAnn Reed, who has been charged with official misconduct herself for bringing a cell phone to her niece in jail, brought Darough back as fire chief when she was elected even though he has a long criminal history, everything from domestic battery to traffic violations.
In 2005, Darough spent time in the St. Clair County Jail for the same thing he is accused of now.
"It's been a lot of corruption out here in the city. Police chief going to jail. They need to straighten their act up," said an Alorton resident referring to former Alorton police chief Michael Baxton, who pleaded guilty in 2012 to felony charges of stealing evidence and lying to federal investigators.
"I hope that everything can be cleaned up out here and we can just get some good officials, honest officials," said Paul Lovelace, an Alorton resident.
Mayor Reed could not be reached for comment.
Darough is being held at the St. Clair County Jail on a 15 thousand dollar bond. If convicted he could face up to five years in prison. Hecould face even more time behind bars because of the offense he is currently on probation for.