Welfare check leads to felony charge
After police found a man lying on the sidewalk in front of a bar, they also found drugs.
Matthew D. Meshke, 48, New London, is charged with felony possession of amphetamines and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping.
Shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, New London police were dispatched for a welfare check of a man lying on the sidewalk in front of the Copper Shot bar.
Officers Mike Harlow and Jeremy Mulroy made contact with the man, whom they identified as Meshke.
They reported he seemed very intoxicated, had a hard time walking and his speech was slurred.
The officers arrested Meshke on an active warrant, searched him, placed him the squad car and his backpack in the trunk.
They transported Meshke to the New London Police department.
According to the criminal complaint, Meshke later told the officer to search his backpack, where they found a prescription bottle with the label blacked out. Inside the bottle they reported finding three amphetamine pills.
On Jan. 19, Meshke was charged with disorderly conduct and released on a $1,000 signature bond.
On March 20, Meshke was charged with disorderly conduct and misdemeanor bail jumping and released on a $2,000 signature bond.
On Aug. 22, Meshke was released from custody after posting a $1,000 cash bond.