A Beatrice woman who was in possession of drugs while being arrested earlier this year on a warrant pleaded not guilty to two charges in Gage County District Court.

Alexandria M. Saul, 25, entered the pleas to charges of possession of a controlled substance. A pretrial conference is set for Jan. 4 in the case.

Beatrice police found drugs in a Saul’s purse in June while arresting her on a warrant.

A Beatrice police officer was dispatched to the 300 block of South Eighth Street for a report of a man and woman arguing, and a motorcycle speeding up and down the alley.

The officer spotted a motorcycle driving down the alley, as well as a woman on foot.

Police asked the driver of the motorcycle what was going on, and court documents state he pointed at the woman and said she had been fighting with her boyfriend and he was trying to give her a ride.

The officer told the woman twice that she wanted to speak with her and that she was trying to figure out what was going on.

The woman gave the name Alex Smith when asked who she was, but she was later identified as Saul.

The officer recognized her from prior contacts as Saul, court documents state.

Saul also gave two different years of birth. A warrant check confirmed she had an active warrant out of Otoe County and was placed under arrest.

Documents state she was searched while being arrested, and officers found three small bags containing pills identified as Lorazepam in a purse. Two bags had a powdery substance identified as methamphetamine.

An identification card confirming the woman was Saul was also found in the bag.

  

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