2 arrested for meth after separate pursuits

2 arrested for meth after separate pursuits


Two people were arrested for drug offenses following separate pursuits in Gage County.

The first arrest occurred at around 1 p.m. Saturday after a citizen reported that David E. Barrett, 34, was staying in a garage in the 100 block of South Bell Street.

Arrest documents state that police knew Barrett to have an active arrest warrant for failing to report. They went to the address and found a side door to the garage open.

A man was standing in the doorway and Barrett was seen running out of a back door in the garage.

Police yelled for him to stop, but Barrett allegedly continued running to the back area of a residence and detained shortly later.

He was searched, and police found a broken glass pipe with methamphetamine residue in the front pocket of his jeans.

The pipe field tested positive for methamphetamine.

In addition to the warrant, Barrett was placed under arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing police officers.

Gage County sheriff’s deputies were also involved in a pursuit that led to a drug arrest on Sunday shortly before midnight.

According to a press release from the department, deputies observed a vehicle traveling west on Highway 136 towards Beatrice with a tail light which was not functioning. Deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop near Court and Scott streets, and the vehicle fled.

The vehicle drove through two yards in the 1100 block of Market Street and came to a stop in the alley.

Deputies apprehended the passenger, Tiffany Morris of Beatrice, and later determined the identity of the driver who had fled on foot. Methamphetamine and a glass smoking device were found in the vehicle.

Morris was arrested for drug charges, accessory to a felony, and false reporting.


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