Two people were arrested for drug offenses Wednesday afternoon following reports of a disturbance in east Beatrice.

Just after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday Beatrice police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1800 block of Scott Street.

Police contacted Jammie Hamner, 31, who advised there was a man upstairs who needed to be removed from the residence.

Police contacted the man, identified as 42-year-old Shane Whitehouse, who said they had been in a verbal altercation. Hamner told police Whitehouse grabbed her neck and she bit his arm, though arrest documents noted there were no visible bite marks on either person.

An officer standing in the doorway observed a broken pipe in a trash can and was able to identify it as a pipe commonly used for smoking methamphetamine.

Whitehouse gave consent for police to search his property, but Hamner refused. During a search police found a small vile with a white powder substance that tested positive for methamphetamine.

Arrest documents state that a 4 year old was in the residence who could have accessed the seized items.

Hamner and Whitehouse were each arrested for possession of a controlled substance, child abuse, exposing methamphetamine to a child and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hammer was also arrested for possession of marijuana.

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