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Beatrice police arrested a man on multiple drug charges following a traffic stop Monday evening.

Shortly after 9 p.m. Monday a Beatrice police officer was driving in the 600 block of North 13th Street when he met a van traveling without its headlights on. The driver of the van had the hazard lights flashing.

The officer conducted a traffic stop, and court documents state the driver, 42-year-old Phillip W. Olin, showed signs of methamphetamine use. The officer also learned Olin's license was expired.

An 8-year-old child was in the front passenger seat, and a male who also showed signs of drug use was in the back.

Olin consented to field sobriety maneuvers and showed signs of impairment. A breath test revealed no alcohol in Olin's system and he said an injury may have contributed to his showing of impairment, court documents state.

A K-9 unit was called to the scene and indicated drugs were in the vehicle. Officers searched the van, and found a box with two baggies that contained a total of 5.25 grams of methamphetamine. Marijuana and two pipes were also recovered from the vehicle.

Olin said the methamphetamine wasn't his, and he didn't know it was in the vehicle.

He was placed under arrest for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance, child abuse, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and no operator's license.

His bond was set at $7,500 with a 10 percent deposit. Olin’s next hearing is set for April 3.



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