SUBJECT: Bond Revoked for Man who Brought Meth into Courthouse
RELEASE NUMBER: 2017-NR-077
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
An Evansville man was taken into custody at the courts building this morning after he was caught carrying marijuana and methamphetamine.
Around 10:30 AM on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Mr. Tylorian Lamar Matthews entered the courts building in order to attend a hearing. Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the security screening station noticed that Mr. Matthews smelled of marijuana. Deputies then discovered that Mr. Matthews was out on bond for narcotics related offenses stemming from an August 2017 arrest by the Evansville Police Department.
Once deputies informed the court, Mr. Matthews was ordered to submit to a drug test and escorted to the probation office for a urinalysis. Mr. Matthews’ urine screen showed the presence of THC and methamphetamines. The court revoked Mr. Matthews’ bond and he was taken into custody. A search of Mr. Matthews revealed one marijuana cigarette, two plastic baggies each containing 3/4 of a gram of methamphetamine and a third baggie containing nearly a gram of synthetic cannabinoid.
Mr. Matthews remains lodged in the Vanderburgh County Jail with no bond.
Tylorian Lamar Matthews (pictured above), 27, of Evansville. Possession of Methamphetamine as a Level 6 Felony, Possession of Marijuana as a Class B Misdemeanor, Possession of Synthetic Cannabinoid as a Class A Misdemeanor.
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