Alleged physical disturbance results in drug arrest

NORFOLK, Neb. – A police call for a physical disturbance led to a drug arrest in Norfolk Wednesday.

Officers from the Norfolk Police Division were called to a business in the 1000 block of S. 13th Street and Omaha Avenue just before 1:00 p.m. A caller had reported a man attempting to pull a female out of a vehicle parked in front of the business, though a witness disputed the account.

When officers arrived, they made contact with the male who was identified as Jeremy A. Frerichs, 37, homeless. As Frerichs was walking toward the officer, the officer said he noted that Frerichs had two knives.

The officer asked to search Frerichs and he consented. The officer recovered methamphetamine along with a glass pipe that also tested positive for methamphetamine from him. Frerichs was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. He was housed in the Norfolk City Jail and later transferred to the Madison County Jail.