Beatrice police arrest man for drug possession
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Beatrice police arrest man for drug possession

Police arrested a man for drug possession Sunday after receiving reports of a suspicious vehicle on private property.

Beatrice police were dispatched to the area of South Center and Montgomery streets Sunday for reports of suspicious activity.

Arrest documents state that a red Grand Prix was seen parked on private property and that a man in his 20s was walking in the area, carrying something that looked like a bag.

Police contacted the suspect, 19-year-old Zachary A. Roland, though he didn’t have a bag with him.

Roland allegedly denied an involvement with the car and couldn’t provide a clear reason why he was there.

The officer was sitting in her patrol car contacting the reporting party when Roland, who was standing outside the car, was seen leaning down near the car.

A black key and syringe were found under the car.

The key belonged to the red Grand Prix, which was later reported stolen.

Roland allegedly admitted to taking a backpack out of the car and ditching it later.

A K-9 unit was called and three pills were found in the car’s center console.

The syringe tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.

The owner of the car said the polls were not his, and confirmed the items in the backpack were taken from the car.

Roland was placed under arrest for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a legend drug without a prescription and theft.


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