Monroeville man accused of sneaking drugs into jail after sentencing
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 email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Starkey: Stupid Steelers
- Steelers running backs Bell, Blount will face drug charges
- It’s only exhibition, but these Steelers could solidify roster spots vs. Eagles
- Pitt sophomore Coles leaves football team
- 2 dead in New Kensington shooting; woman says male victim her son
- Braves’ error, Sanchez’s sacrifice fly in 9th help Pirates snap long skid
- Man admits preying on Lower Burrell neighbor, taking more than $100K in money, goods
- UPMC earnings turn positive, but pressures mount
- $4M floor project at Pittsburgh International Airport to replace drab gray, clickety-clack tile
- GOP: Wolf ‘Fresh Start’ campaign violates Pennsylvania law
- Commitment by Steelers’ Gilbert pays off