LPD: 3 arrested on drug charges
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- On Tuesday, around 5:49 p.m., Lincoln police saw a vehicle near N 27th and Cornhusker Highway committing multiple traffic violations.
Officers say they saw the vehicle pull into a Walmart parking lot on N 27th street and saw another person get into the car.
LPD reported stopping the driver, Robert Kotschwar, 32, and the passenger, Jacob Jones, 26.
According to police, Kotschwar told them there were drugs and brass knuckles in the car. After looking, officers reported finding 43 grams of meth divided into multiple baggies, a scale, $64, 9 Alprazolam pills, and the brass knuckles.
Jones reportedly told police a false name, but they used an AFIS device to get his real identity.
Officers reported finding 2.1 grams of meth on Jones.
Jones told police that a 28-year-old woman, Mariah Swanson, had driven him to the parking lot. He also told police that there was drug paraphernalia in Swanson’s car.
LPD reported searching Swanson’s vehicle–also in the Walmart parking lot–and finding a glass pipe with suspected meth residue in it.
Kotschwar was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance (F), Possession with Intent to Deliver (F), Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Prohibited Person (F), and Possession of Money While Violating Controlled Substance Statute (F).
Officers cited and lodged Jones for Possession of a Controlled Substance (F) and Criminal Impersonation (F).
Officers cited and lodged Swanson for Possession of a Controlled Substance (F).