(Neb)-Bad Driving Leads To Drug Arrests
GERING, Neb. (AP) -Failing to signal a turn and illegally crossing the highway median near the top of the Wildcat Hills on Highway 71 south of Gering triggered the arrest of two people on drug charges Tuesday afternoon.
A Nebraska State Patrol trooper saw the maneuver and stopped the car a little further south in Banner County.
As troopers questioned the driver, 43-year old Scott Biery, and passenger, 26-year old Ramona Prime, they became suspicious because the stories didn't match. A drug dog was called in from Alliance and indicated there were drugs in the rear of the vehicle.
A search of the trunk uncovered two containers with 56-grams of marijuana, 13.4-grams of methamphetamine in a third container, another 1.3-grams of pot hidden under the spare tire, two syringes - 1 loaded with meth, and a pipe with a heavy coating of meth residue.
Biery told troopers the marijuana was his, but the other items were not - adding that he'd told Prime to put her things under the tire where his items.
Biery and Prime were both arrested on 2 meth charges - possession and possession with intent to deliver, possession of more than an ounce and less than a pound of marijuana. Both are in the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center pending arraignment.
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