Court Case Update

Case# 18SR-CR00197-01

Class D felony possession of a controlled substance
Class D misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia

7/24/18-Warrant issued for failure to appear in court

1/10/19-Arrested on failure to appear in court warrant

1/17/19-Court enters Plea, Finding of Guilt, Sentence and Judgment
Count I: Court grants Suspended Imposition of Sentence; Defendant placed on supervised probation for 5 years
Count II: $250 fine

Swoboda, Nicholas
Age: 38  
City: Independence  
Incident Date: 2018-04-29  
Arrest Date: 2018-04-29  
Additional Information

The charges come after a St. Clair County deputy stopped a vehicle, that Swoboda was a passenger in, for faulty equipment. The driver of the vehicle gave the deputy consent to search it. During the search, Swoboda was walking around, holding up his pants in a strange manner. The deputy asked Swoboda if he would be willing to empty his pockets. After releasing his pants a pouch containing zip lock bags of a white crystal like substance, multiple syringes, and a glass pipe fell out of his pant leg. Swoboda admitted to the pouch and the stuff in it to be his. The zip lock bags field tested positive for methamphetamine.

News Links
The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release April 23-30, 2018

St. Clair County Sheriff's Office