Beatrice police arrested a man for alleged drug distribution following a traffic stop this weekend.

Shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday a Beatrice Police officer spotted a Chrysler Sebring driving on Eighth Street with expired license plates. The officer conducted a traffic stop near Eighth and High streets and contacted the driver, David S. Fentress.

Arrest documents state that Fentress was acting nervous and was asked to step out of the vehicle.

The officer observed Fentress reach for a knife in his pocket and the officer removed it and advised Fentress he was going to pat him down.

During the pat down, the officer found a methamphetamine pipe in his front pocket.

The officer asked Fentress if he had anything else illegal, and Fentress allegedly told the officer he did.

The found Fentress to be in possession of five small baggies of a crystal substance that totaled 6.9 grams, $52 in cash, a digital scale with a white residue on it and 18 small baggies.

Inside a backpack in the vehicle the officer found two bottles of prescription medication that did not belong to Fentress.

A glass pipe that smelled of marijuana was found in the glove box.

Arrest documents state Fentress told the officer he had just come from Lincoln where he received the methamphetamine and had delivered some, with plans to sell more of the drugs.

He was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, three counts possession of a controlled substance and two counts possession of drug paraphernalia.

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