BEATRICE – A Beatrice man has been arrested by local police for alleged drug and child abuse charges, following a traffic stop, Monday night.
42-year-old Phillip Olin is suspected of possession, with intent to deliver methamphetamine, child abuse, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and having no operator’s license.
A Beatrice Police officer stopped a van at around 9:10 p.m., after observing the southbound vehicle traveling North 13th Street with no headlights and using its emergency flashers.
The officer observed possible signs of impairment of the driver. A police canine brought to the scene indicated the presence of narcotics. Authorities say there was an eight-year-old boy in the front passenger seat of the van, and another male in the rear seat. Police recovered a small black box containing two baggies of suspected meth, which measured 5.25 grams. Police also recovered a black container with zip-lock bags of suspected marijuana. Two marijuana pipes also were seized.
Police said Olin’s driver’s license had expired, as of March 4th.
Appearance bond has been set at $7,500, with a court date scheduled for April 3rd.