LPD: Officers find meth, marijuana and cash during traffic stop

Earl Dean
Earl Dean(Lincoln Police Department)
Published: Mar. 18, 2021 at 11:50 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A man was arrested and is facing drug charges after he was stopped by officers with the Lincoln Police Department during a traffic stop.

On Monday, around 6:45 p.m., officers saw a 2009 Mercedes C300 violating a number of traffic laws.

LPD said when the car parked in a parking lot near 37th Street and Huntington Avenue, in northeast Lincoln, officers made contact with the driver, identified as 50-year-old Earl Dean.

According to police, while officers presented their official LPD badges and identified themselves as officers, Dean threw the car in reverse, accelerated backwards away from the officers and sped out of the parking lot.

LPD said the officers did not pursue the car.

On Wednesday at 6 p.m., officers saw the same car near the Walmart on Jamie Lane in South Lincoln.

Officers said when the car pulled into the Walmart parking lot, Dean got out of the car and LPD officers contacted him, placing him in custody.

LPD said while searching Dean’s belongings and car, they found 15.3 grams of methamphetamine, 17.5 grams of marijuana and $470 in U.S. currency.

Dean was arrested and is facing possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute charges, possession of money while violating controlled substance statute and operate a motor vehicle to avoid arrest charges.

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