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.

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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.

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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).

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