Man found with meth, handgun after running from officers, Lincoln Police say
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A man was arrested on drug and weapon charges Tuesday after running from officers, Lincoln Police say.
Around 6:30 p.m., the Lincoln Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force saw three people in a parking lot at 56th and Holdrege Streets while following up on an investigation in the area.
As officers approached the group’s vehicle, 40-year-old Daniel Drews ran away and threw away his backpack, police say.
Officers caught up and took him into custody. They searched him and found 33 grams of methamphetamine, 240 grams of marijuana and a knife.
Officers also found a handgun inside the backpack, police say.
Drews was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to deliver, possession of a firearm during a felony drug violation, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person and possession of money while violating state law.
The driver of the vehicle, 39-year-old Doctrya West, and passenger Justin Chilcott, 42, were arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance.