BEATRICE – An Omaha man has been bound over to Gage County District Court on four felony charges.
48-year-old Christopher Arneson waived his right to a preliminary hearing on the charges in county court.
He’s accused of drug possession, attempt of a felony, tampering with physical evidence and being a habitual criminal. Arneson also faces a misdemeanor count and an infraction.
His bond is set at $50,000 with Gage County District Court arraignment, scheduled for October 6th.
Arneson was arrested following a traffic stop by Beatrice Police, last June 12th. An officer observed the suspect’s pickup driving left of center multiple times and over a curb. The truck was stopped at South 16th and Scott Street.
Police allegedly detected the smell of marijuana from within the vehicle. After removing the driver, police said a search uncovered suspected methamphetamine. Arneson was taken to the local hospital after officers suspected he may have swallowed a substance. While there, police found him to be in possession of a clear bag containing several micro-baggies of suspected meth.
After being medically cleared, he was taken to the Gage County Jail.