LSO: Michigan man arrested in Lincoln with missing teen and drugs in vehicle
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Deputies with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Michigan man who they said had a missing teen along with methamphetamine, ecstasy, among other drugs and a stolen gun in his vehicle.
Tuesday afternoon, around 2:39 p.m., a deputy with the task force stopped a 2020 white GMC terrain at NW 48th and W O Streets for a signal violation that happened on the interstate, according to Sheriff Terry Wagner.
Sheriff Wagner said there was a passenger in the vehicle, a 16-year-old from Wyoming, Michigan, who was a wanted and endangered missing juvenile.
LSO did a probable search of the vehicle where deputies found the following items:
- 16 fluid ounces of codeine syrup
- 3 pounds of marijuana
- 3 pounds of methamphetamine
- 1.7 pounds of ecstasy
- 199 THC vape cartridges
- 364 Xanax bars
- 28,600 milligrams of THC edibles
- Stole glock 9 millimeter handgun
- $1,141 in cash
LSO said deputies arrested the driver, Austin Tenbrink of Grandville, Michigan.
Tenbrink is facing a number of charges including possession of a firearm during a drug violation, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of money while violating a drug law, among other charges.
Sheriff Wagner said the 16-year-old was lodged at the Youth Attention Center and was cited for possession of a firearm while violating a drug law, as well as drug violations.
LSO said Tenbrink and the teenager are not related.
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