Nature’s call could cost man prison time
By Frank Abderholden email@example.com | @abderholden October 2, 2013 12:14PM
Updated: November 4, 2013 12:00PM
A 23-year-old man with pills, cash and cocaine in his pockets decided to urinate in public last weekend near Main Street in Antioch.
He now faces charges that could net him years in prison.
Matthew Mathis of 24999 Nicklaus Way, unincorproated Antioch, was arrested around 2:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, near the intersection of Main and Lake streets downtown after an officer saw him urinating.
When they searched him, they found a plastic bag containing 22 pills that were thought to be ecstasy, a green Clonazepam pill, .20 grams of cocaine and $300 in various denominations.
He was charged with Class 1 felony possession of a controlled substance, two Class 4 felonies of possession of a controlled substance, and misdemeanors pedestrian under the influence on the roadway and prohibited activity while intoxicated.
The Class 1 felony is punishable by 4 to 15 years in prison.
He is scheduled to appear in Lake County Circuit Court this week and is being held on $30,000 bond.