Two arrested following search of west Beatrice home
BEATRICE – A drug investigation search of a west Beatrice home has yielded two arrests. Gage County law officers and Beatrice Police served the warrant last Thursday morning, at 211 North Sumner Street.
Authorities arrested 39-year-old Michael Armagost on suspicion of two counts of distributing a controlled substance, possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person, possession of a deadly weapon during a felony, two counts of drug possession, child neglect and exposing a child to methamphetamine.
Law officers also arrested 39-year-old Rose Bartak, for possession of a deadly weapon during a felony, two counts of drug possession, child neglect and exposing a child to methamphetamine.
Investigators say Armagost is a convicted felon barred from possessing weapons.
During the search at 9:40 a.m., authorities located three plastic baggies with suspected methamphetamine residue, a digital scale, three meth pipes, an amphetamine pill and several items considered drug paraphernalia. They also found a metal dagger, with a double-edged eight-inch blade.
A child who resided in the home was removed and placed in custody of the Nebraska Department of health and Human Services.