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Man charged for eating meth
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A man faces evidence tampering charges after he tried to eat the evidence when police conducted a traffic stop.

The suspect, Matthew E. Bowen, 29, is charged with possession of drugs and tampering with evidence.

Policeman Eddie Colwell reported pulling Bowen over for not having a license but the suspect delayed stopping, driving for about half a mile before pulling over on South Chancery Street.

“He was chewing like he was eating some type of food,” Colwell said, noting he placed Bowen under arrest and found a bag with residue inside of it. Bowen then made an admission.

“He admitted to eating two grams of methamphetamine while driving down the road,” the officer said, revealing why the suspect did not immediately pull over.

Along with drug charges, Bowen was hit with driving on revoked charges for reportedly driving without a license for the third time.