Blotter: Nov. 5

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

Man arrested on drug charges

A 24-year-old man was arrested Wednesday and charged with several drug-related offenses.

The man, Eric Seaton, has been wanted in connection with drug-related charges since April, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Seaton was arrested in April and charged with unlawful possession of cannabis. Police found him with nine grams of cannabis and 15 pills believed to be hydrocodone, a generic form of Vicodin, Parrott said. At the time of his arrest, Seaton indicated that the pills were not narcotics.

Officers released Seaton without charges in April and submitted the pills to the Illinois State Police for testing. Parrott said the results from testing confirmed that the pills were narcotics, and police have been hoping to charge Seaton with this offense ever since.

Police saw Seaton in the backseat of a car Wednesday. When Seaton was stopped, police allegedly found three grams of cannabis on his person. Seaton has been charged with the possession of cannabis and of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. He is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 29 and Dec. 17.

— Ciara McCarthy