CLINTON — A Low Moor man is facing one felony drug charge for allegedly possessing over 43 grams of methamphetamine.
Nathan T. Matyasse, 30, is charged with one count of controlled substance violation, a Class B felony.
According to the affidavit, at 8:08 p.m. May 31, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Matyasse, who was stopped in the 400 block of Fourth Avenue South for changing lanes without signaling and making a right turn from Fourth Street onto Fourth Avenue South without a continuous signal. Matyasse was advised of the violations and was asked if the vehicle’s turn signals were functioning properly. Matyasse showed the officer his turn signals were not working for either direction. Matyasse admitted he did not have a driver’s license. He provided an Iowa identification card.
A computer check was done on his information and officers learned his license was suspended in the state of Iowa and numerous withdrawals were in effect. Matyasse was arrested for driving while license suspended. The occupants were asked to step out of the vehicle. One passenger, as he was exiting the vehicle, dropped a pack of cigarettes and a small bag holding a green, leafy substance consistent with marijuana, court records state. An officer stepped closer to the vehicle and observed a plastic bag in plain view. The bag contained a white, crystal-like substance consistent with methamphetamine, police said.
A search of the vehicle was conducted. An officer located a plastic wipes container on the front passenger floorboard. The officer observed in the container a large, plastic bag containing a crystal substance, consistent with methamphetamine. The suspected methamphetamine later tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed 43.55 grams without packaging, according to court documents. Matyasse admitted he received the suspected methamphetamine the day before from another subject, officers said.