Bicyclist stopped, arrested for meth possession

    Mattoon Police arrested Nicholas J. Bennett, 22 years of age of Mattoon, for the offense of Possession of Methamphetamine. (Mattoon Police Department)

    A Mattoon man is now behind bars in the Coles County Jail after being stopped by police while riding a bicycle.

    Mattoon police say they stopped Nicholas J. Bennet, 22, around 3:49 a.m. on Wednesday in the 300 block of N. 23rd Street in Mattoon while riding his bicycle without proper lighting.

    The charge alleges that at the time Bennett was stopped, he was in possession of methamphetamine.

    Police arrested Bennett for the offense of possession of methamphetamine. He was taken to the Coles County Jail.

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