Man, woman arrested on meth charges

October 8, 2018

A parking violation Friday afternoon lead to the arrest of two people on drug charges.

Capt. Mike Bauer with the Norfolk Police Division said officers observed a vehicle parked with the driver’s side to the curb in the 100 block of North Ninth Street at 2:39 p.m.

Officers had contact with a male sitting in the passenger side and identified as Cody Payne, 24, homeless.

During the contact, an officer observed an open container of alcohol in the car and could smell alcohol coming from the vehicle.

Payne honked the car horn to alert the owner of the car to come out of a nearby house and correct the parking violation.

A female, identified as Shelby Butzke, 24, of Norfolk, came out of the house and was advised of the issue.

Officers were given consent to search the vehicle, and between the two front seats, they located a glasses case.

Inside of the case, officers found a glass pipe with white and burnt residue that tested positive for methamphetamine. The glasses case was found to belong to Payne, Bauer said.

A female dispatcher did a thorough search of Butzke’s person and located a plastic baggie with a white crystal substance that also tested positive for methamphetamine.

Both Butzke and Payne were arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Both were housed in the Norfolk City Jail and later transferred to the Madison County Jail.

Payne has a history of multiple arrests going back to 2012 for offenses including possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, disturbing the peace, criminal mischief, driving under the influence, obstructing a police officer and assault.

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