A short pursuit in Daviess County this past weekend led to the arrest of two men on drug charges.
Daviess County Sheriff’s deputies say they were originally called early Saturday morning to a home in the 400 block of Reel Street in Montgomery on a report of a domestic dispute. Nobody was at the residence when they arrived there, but deputies later caught up with a vehicle at Second and Rudolph Streets where the pursuit ended. At that point, police found the two men in the vehicle (26-year-old Preston Matteson of Washington and 37-year-old Chad Mattingly of Montgomery) were in possession of several different drugs and drug paraphernelia items.
Both Matteson and Mattingly were taken into custody at around 6 am on Saturday morning. They are each charged with: possession of marijuana over 30 grams, possession of a Schedule 2 controlled substance, conspiracy to commit dealing a Schedule 2 controlled substance, possession of a Schedule 3 controlled substance, conspiracy to commit dealing a Schedule 3 controlled substance, two counts of possession of a Schedule 4 controlled substance, two counts of conspiracy to commit dealing a Schedule 4 controlled substance, possession of a legend drug, and possession of a handgun without a license.
Matteson faces further charges for resisting law enforcement in a vehicle and possession of marijuana. Mattingly is additionally charged with possession of paraphernelia and possession of a handgun by a serious violent felon. Both men are being held at the Daviess County Jail on 100 thousand dollars bond.