According to a press release from the MPD, police arrested Laurence J. Thompson, 32 of Mattoon, for the offense of Possession of Methamphetamine and Obstructing a Peace Officer. The arrest occurred on 12/30/17 in the 1300 Block of Richmond Ave in Mattoon.
The charges allege Mr. Thompson was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over, at which time Mr. Thompson had an active warrant for his arrest. During Mr. Thompson’s arrest for the active warrant, he was found to be in possession of Methamphetamine. The charges also allege while being processed for the warrant and possession of Methamphetamine, Mr. Thompson obstructed police officers attempts to book him.
Mr. Thompson was taken to the Coles County Safety and Detention Center.