MATTOON -- Police officers arrested a Janesville man early Friday morning on a preliminary charge of possession of methamphetamine.

A Mattoon Police Department press release reported that Damien L. Timmons, 21, was arrested on this charge when police had contact with him at 2:27 a.m. in the 700 block of North Logan Street. Timmons, who allegedly was in possession of meth at the time, was subsequently taken to the Coles County jail.

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Rob Stroud is a reporter for the JG-TC, covering the city of Mattoon, Lake Land College, Cumberland County and areas including Oakland, Casey and Martinsville.

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