Man found passed out at gas station charged with meth possession

A Galesburg man is in the Knox County Jail on meth charges after Galesburg Police found him passed out in a truck at gas station.
Officers were dispatched to the Circle K on North Henderson early Sunday morning after an employee called regarding a man who was said to be stumbling around the gas station.

GPD found a man later identified as 25 year old Erick D. Jones asleep in a truck.

When officers woke Jones, a police report says he was disoriented and was “slurring words.”

Jones was transferred to Cottage Hospital due to a measured heart rate of 160 BPM.

Officers searched the vehicle and found a bag containing a substance that was found to be meth.

Jones was placed under arrest at Cottage and then taken to the Knox County Jail.

Charges against Jones include possession of meth under five grams which is a class 3 felony worth 2 to 5 years in prison in addition to DUI and violation of a stalking no contact order misdemeanors.

The no contact misdemeanor is because Circle K is on a list of persons and location Jones is barred from being with 100 feet of.

Judge Paul Mangieri set bond today at $7,500 and appointed a public defender in the case.
Jones is due in court again Wednesday Aug. 17 at 10 a.m.

Correction: Previously this story read Judge Stephen Mathers set Jones bond. This story has been updated to show bond was set by Judge Paul Mangieri.

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