CHARLESTON, Ill. (WCIA) — A 43-year-old Charleston man is now behind bars after police say he was found Friday night possessing over 7 grams of methamphetamine.
A press release from the Charleston Police Department says officers stopped a car around 11 p.m. Friday near 10th Street and Harrison streets after seeing a traffic violation.
Police say the driver, Michael D. Lewis, was found to have a revoked driver’s license. His car was then searched after a K-9 unit signaled that there was a presence of narcotics inside, the release says.
Officers say no contraband was found inside his car, and then they found over 7 grams of meth in his shoe when arresting him.
The release says his 2004 Chevrolet was taken and is pending a car seizure hearing.
Police say Lewis is facing a felony charge for possession of methamphetamine and he is booked at the Coles County Jail.