LPD: Man parked on median with open bottle of whiskey
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Saturday morning, around 12:30, Lincoln Police contacted a male in the area of 7th and “Q” Streets. He was seated in the passenger seat of a running vehicle parked on the island in the middle of the street. Officers observed an open bottle of Fireball Whisky in the middle console and multiple open alcohol bottles throughout the vehicle. When asked to exit the vehicle, he refused, but suddenly exited and fled on foot.
The officers chased him on foot, noting the male continually reached into his pants and discarded items. He then hid between two trash containers where officers saw him pull a small bag from his pants and throw it under one of the trash containers. He continued to refuse to show his hands and come out from behind the trash containers, but was eventually taken into custody. Officers located the discarded bags. One contained nearly 17 grams of cocaine, valued at 17-thousand dollars. Another had the suspects name on it and contained smaller plastic bags consistent with the sale of narcotics. The man was identified as 27-year-old Russel Rucks, Jr. and arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of money with violating a drug law, tamper with physical evidence, resisting arrest, and obstructing a police officer.