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Authorities used a taser to restrain a woman arrested following a traffic stop.

At around 8 p.m. on Wednesday A Gage County Sheriff's deputy stopped a vehicle near Highway 77 and Lilac Road for driving with no taillights.

The vehicle continued driving north, and was stopped near Sixth and Beaver streets in Beatrice.

The driver, 34-year-old Jennifer S. Meyer, was written a warning for the lights, and a police K-9 unit was dispatched to check for narcotics. The K-9 indicated the presence of illegal drugs, and when authorities told Meyer they were going to search the vehicle, she became upset and started to make a phone call, court records state.

Authorities reached for her phone, and a struggle ensued. She allegedly refused verbal commands to release her phone and had to be forcibly removed from the patrol unit. She refused to put her hands behind her back even after placed on the ground and a taser was used to put her into custody.

During a search of the vehicle police found a Hydrocodone pill, as well as a black metal container with a white residue. The residue tested positive for methamphetamine.

Meyer was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and obstructing a police officer. Her bind was set at $5,000 with a 10 percent deposit. Her next hearing is set for April 17.

  

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