Man Falls on Hard Times, Allegedly Deals Meth to Get By

Published 07/20 2014 07:29PM

Updated 07/20 2014 07:40PM

An Evansville man is accused of dealing methamphetamine.

His reasoning? He apparently told officers he had fallen on hard times, and was behind on his Vecrten bill.

Officers were dispatched to an alley in the 1100 block of North 4th Street Saturday afternoon. When they arrived, they say Christopher Swango made a run for it - tossing a canister that allegedly had meth inside. He was arrested and faces charges of dealing and possessing meth.

According to court records, he was arrrested on charges of possessing a controlled substance and battery in January 2010. A month later, he was convicted of purchasing too much Pseudoephedrine; the major precursor in meth production. In August 2010, he pleaded guilty to posession of marijuana. And in October 2010, he was convicted of visiting a common nuisance. Then in June 2012, he was convicted of possessing meth and resisting law enforcement.

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