MATTOON (JG-TC) -- Police officers arrested a Mattoon man on drug charges Saturday evening at the train depot.

A Mattoon Police Department press release reported that Jacob D. Beck, 23, was arrested on charges of possessing a controlled substance and synthetic cannabis at 7:42 p.m in the 1700 block of Broadway Avenue. The charges allege that police made contact with Beck during a routine building check at the depot and found him to be in possession of these drugs. Beck was taken to the Coles County jail.

In other matters, Michaela L. Herpstreith, 19, of Mattoon was arrested on charges of criminal trespass to a residence and battery at 10:15 a.m. Sunday on Lake Land Boulevard near Lake Land College. The charges allege that Herpstreith entered a residence without permission and struck a female there. Herpstreith was taken to the jail.

Separately, Preston A. Allen, 49, of Charleston was arrested on a charge of possessing methamphetamine at 8:51 a.m. Wednesday in the 1700 block of Lafayette Avenue. The charge alleges that Allen was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by police for a traffic violation and that he was in possession of meth then. He was taken to the jail.

In other matters, Brian R. Miller, 51, of Mattoon was arrested on a charge of possessing meth at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the 700 block of North 12th Street. The charge alleges that Miller had been located and taken into custody for an active Coles County warrant and that he was in possession of meth then. Miller was taken to the jail.

Also, Elijah C. Goer, 19, of Mattoon was arrested on a domestic battery charge at 3:40 p.m. Friday in the 1700 block of Edgar Avenue. The charge alleges that Goer shoved and choked a female during an argument. Goer was taken to the jail.

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