CHARLESTON (JG-TC) -- A Mattoon man was arrested Wednesday at 1600 Tyler Ave. for controlled substance possession, according to Charleston police.  

Ryan D. Cole, 48, was arrested as a result of a traffic stop, a report from the Charleston Police Department stated. Officers observed the Cole's driving a vehicle and allegedly committing multiple traffic violations. 

During the stop, a Coles County Sheriff's Police K-9 dog alerted to the presence of narcotics, Charleston police report. Cole's vehicle was then searched, and it yielded evidence of controlled substances in the vehicle, police report. 

Cole was sent to the Coles County jail pending bond. His vehicle, a 2011 Ford Fusion, was seized pending a property seizure hearing, according to Charleston police. 

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Jarad Jarmon is a reporter for the JG-TC. He covers the city of Charleston, Eastern Illinois University, Mattoon schools and the Regional Office of Education.

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