Beatrice police arrested a man for drug and weapon offenses following a traffic stop on Tuesday.

Joshua May, 28, was arrested on Aug. 29 for possession of a dangerous weapon by a prohibited person, possession of a controlled substance, concealed weapon violation, driving during revocation, possession of drug paraphernalia, no valid registration and fictitious license plates.

The incident began when police spotted a Ford pickup driving in the 200 block of South Sixth Street with a broken tail light.

The officer identified May as the driver and believed he had an active warrant.

According to Gage County Court documents, a traffic stop was conducted, and May couldn't provide a license.

An orange duffel bag was in the vehicle, which the officer recognized as being used to transport narcotics.

May allowed the officer to search him, and no illegal substances were found. Documents state he also allowed the officer to search the pickup. Inside, he located a large knife, measuring 4 1/2 inches, behind the driver's seat.

A rubber container was found inside the duffel bag. The container had a wax substance that smelled like marijuana and tested positive for THC.

A similar container was found on the driver's side of the vehicle, and two syringes were found under the driver's seat.

Court documents state May's license was revoked as of June 2014.

May's bond was set at $25,000 with a 10 percent deposit. His next hearing is set for Sept. 19.



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