A Springfield man who crashed his car in Nixa on Wednesday is sitting in the Christian County jail on felony drug charges.
According to court records, Charles Luis Padron, 48, is charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute.
When cops responded to the one car crash on Old Castle Road in Nixa, a witness told them that they saw the man involved in the crash place a grey bag over a concrete wall.
Christian County prosecutor Ron Cleek says, "that when authorities recovered the bag they found Charles Luis Padron' checkbook, day planner, cell phone and wallet......and 30 grams of a white powdery substance that field tested positive for cocaine." Court records say that Padron told cops that the bag was his.
This isn't Padron's first run in with the law involving cocaine, he has a federal conviction for conspiracy to distribute over a kilo of cocaine.
Padron, who has pleaded not guilty, is being held in the Christian County jail on fifty thousand dollars bond.
08N8-CR02059 - ST V CHARLES L PADRON