Weekend Beatrice traffic stop ends with drug arrest
BEATRICE – The traffic stop of a car without an illuminated passenger side headlight, ended up with an arrest in Beatrice Friday night after 8:30 p.m.
A police officer noticed the malfunctioning light on a black-colored Honda Accord that was traveling north on North 7th Street. The officer pulled the driver over near North 7th and Arthur Streets.
Police said the driver was unable to produce an operator’s license, and during a search, police said the driver removed a glass smoking device from his left pocket with residue and a white substance that field tested positive, as suspected methamphetamine.
Police arrested the driver, 54-year-old Thomas Bower, of Beatrice…for alleged possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.