Report of marijuana cookies leads to arrest

September 19, 2018

Beatrice police arrested a woman early Tuesday after they found marijuana-laced cookies during a traffic stop.

Just after midnight, Beatrice police received information that a woman was driving west in the 2000 block of Court Street with drugs in the vehicle.

A Dodge Charger was located and officers saw it drive left of the solid yellow line, prompting a traffic stop.

The driver, 19-year-old Erica K. McDonald, was told a K-9 unit would be dispatched and court documents state McDonald told police she wasn’t sure if there were illegal drugs in the car, but gave consent for police to search.

While searching, police received information from Southeast Community College that the drugs would be in the form of marijuana cookies.

Court documents state the baked goods were in the trunk and smelled of marijuana. A K-9 unit indicated there were drugs in the cookies.

In McDonald’s purse, police found two different sets of prescription pills in a clear baggie that were identified as Alprazolam and Amphetamine. McDonald said she did not have a prescription for the drugs.

She was placed under arrest for two counts of possession of a controlled substance. McDonald’s bond was set at $5,000 with a 10 percent deposit. Her next hearing is set for Oct. 9.

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