Passenger arrested on drug charges after DUI arrest

NORFOLK, Neb – A Saturday DUI investigation ended with the arrest of a 30-year-old Norfolk passenger on drug charges.

Norfolk Police pulled over a driver early Saturday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence. The passenger in the vehicle was identified as 30-year-old Trey J. Wheeler. The officer involved in the investigation noted that Wheeler seemed to be in a hurry to get out of the area, and distance himself from the vehicle, so officers allowed him to leave the area.

Officers then searched the vehicle after making a DUI arrest and recovered a small package of cocaine from a cigarette pack that was in close proximity to where Wheeler was sitting. Wheeler’s cell phone was also close to the cocaine package, according to police reports.

Officers followed up with Wheeler at his residence. They interviewed him about the incident and eventually arrested Wheeler for possession of a controlled substance. He was housed in the Norfolk City Jail and later transferred to the Madison County Jail.