An Indianapolis man will avoid jail time after Bayside police found him with cocaine during a operating while intoxicated traffic stop last week.
Herman Stewart, 53, was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor possession of cocaine. He made an initial court appearance the same day where he entered a not guilty plea. On Monday, he returned to court, and changed his plea to guilty and was subsequently sentenced to 10 months. However, the sentence was stayed in lieu of two years of probation.
According to the criminal complaint:
On July 30, Bayside police pulled over and arrested Stewart in the 500 block of West Brown Deer Road for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
During a search of Stewart, police pulled a piece of paper from his pant's pocket and discovered 0.3 grams of white powder, which later tested positive for cocaine, according to court documents.
Stewart was also charged Saturday with third offense operating while under the influence and third offense operating with a prohibited alcohol content, both misdemeanors, for an incident in West Allis, according to online court records. He entered a guilty plea on Monday to those charges.