CHARLESTON -- A Mattoon man was arrested for methamphetamine possession and several other offenses after a traffic stop at approximately 12:19 a.m. Saturday, according to a Charleston police press release.

Charleston police stopped Alexander King, 27, Saturday after "observing the suspect vehicle commit multiple traffic violations," police reported.

During the stop, a Charleston police K-9 dog alerted on the vehicle, which resulted in a search of the vehicle. King was arrested for possession of fewer than 5 grams of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on an expired driver's license of more than six months and other traffic offenses, according to law enforcement officials.

Police report that the 2004 Toyota that King was driving has been seized pending a property seizure hearing. 



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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