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Monroeville man accused of sneaking drugs into jail after sentencing

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The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office charged Fremont Mathias Jr., 33, of Monroeville with three counts of contraband possession.

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By Margaret Harding
Friday, June 6, 2014, 11:51 a.m.
 

A Monroeville man who pleaded guilty to fatally striking a motorcyclist with a truck tried to sneak drugs into the Allegheny County Jail after his sentencing Thursday, court records show.

The Allegheny County Sheriff's Office charged Fremont Mathias Jr., 33, with three counts of contraband possession.

Deputies searched Mathias when he arrived at the jail. They found four baggies of pills concealed in the lining of Mathias' black and camouflage Nike high-tops, according to a criminal complaint.

Common Pleas Judge Philip A. Ignelzi sentenced Mathias, who pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle in March, to one to two years in prison and ordered him to pay $3,750 in fines.

Mathias hit motorcyclist Lawrence Matvey, 69, with a truck on Hochberg Road in Monroeville on June 30. His driver's license was suspended at the time of the incident. He did not call 911. He later asked his mom to take the blame.

Deputies suspected some of the pills to be Alprazolam, amphetamine and dextroamphetamine.

Margaret Harding is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach her at 412-380-8519 or mharding@tribweb.com.

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