Man Suspected of Making, Distributing Drug-Coated Gummies

BEATRICE – Local police served a search warrant and arrested a 21-year-old Beatrice man on drug charges Wednesday, at a west Beatrice home.

Austin Meyn was booked for possession of a controlled substance and possession, with intent to deliver.  Meyn had been released from jail last July 31st and placed on 36 months-probation August 1st, in a Gage County District Court drug case.

Beatrice Police Lieutenant Jay Murphy says police and probation officials during the search recovered five 30-milliliter bottles of Clonazolam, referred to as “benzo”.  The benzodiazepine, in concentrated form, is very dangerous. According to information in an arrest affidavit, the suspect allegedly received the substance through postal delivery.

Meyn is suspected of soaking candy gummies in the controlled substance and distributing them to others. He’s also suspected of using the substance to manufacture flavored liquids.

Police found three containers of gummies, during the search of the home in the five-hundred block of West Mary.  Police seized other pills and shipping labels for the Clonazolam.

Appearance bond was set at $200,000 for Meyn and he faces further hearing in Gage County Court, September 14th.

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