BEATRICE – Beatrice Police accompanying Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services officials during a welfare check of children arrested two adults, at a local motel Thursday night.
An officer entering a motel room to check living conditions and food for the children, were told a male was hiding in the bathroom because of a protection order violation. Police were aware of a recent domestic assault arrest of the man involving the renter of the room.
Police contacted 37-year-old Christopher Clayton, who was found to be in possession of a syringe with suspected methamphetamine. Police also found a second loaded syringe, and a fabric bag containing a plastic bag of suspected meth.
Clayton was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and child abuse.
Officers also arrested 37-year-old Lindsay Ellis for similar violations. Police recovered from a purse several baggies of white residue and a syringe with suspected meth.
Police said a juvenile was in the motel room during the time both adults were there, who would have had access to the syringes.