A Wymore woman entered not guilty pleas Wednesday to drug and weapon charges stemming from her March arrest.

Mindy J. Pyle, 46, is charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm while committing a felony, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug money, possession of a legend drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In early March, deputies and the U.S. Marshals Metro Area Fugitive Task Force went to 212 N. Ninth St. in Wymore searching for Brandon Kopf, who fled officers after crashing into an insurance building in downtown Beatrice.

The departments obtained information that Kopf associated with a man who lives at the residence.

A female resident, Pyle, answered the door and gave authorities permission to search the residence, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

Authorities did not find Kopf, but instead found a man hiding in a bedroom closet who was also arrested.

In the same bedroom, within plain view, there was a H&R 922 revolver in an open safe.

Deputies also observed multiple glass pipes and prescription pill bottles.

Pyle gave authorities consent to further search for drugs, the press release stated, and 3.2 grams of methamphetamine was recovered, along with a digital scale and $724 in cash.

One of the pill bottles found contained 58 Vioxx pills, a legend drug. Another $31 and a baggie with white residue were found in a vehicle in the garage.

Pyle was placed into custody and transported to Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center for evaluation for being under the influence of methamphetamine.

She was then transported to the Bridge Detox Center in Lincoln.

A status hearing in the case is set for Nov. 15.

   

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