Two Men Accused of Cocaine Possession in Butler County, Police Say One of them Tried to Swallow Pot

BUTLER COUNTY, Neb. – Two men are facing a couple of felony drug charges in Butler County, including one man who attempted to swallow marijuana.

22-year-old Jose Arcos and 22-year-old Christian Gomez, both of Schuyler, are charged with cocaine possession. Arcos is charged with also charged with tampering with evidence, while Gomez is charged with possession of illegal prescription pills.

According the court documents, on August 1st,  the Butler County Sheriffs office pulled over a truck with six people inside after a deputy witnessed glass being tossed out of the window. The affidavit says, the deputy soon smelled marijuana and told the occupants to step out so he could search the truck.

The records say, the deputy witnessed Arcos with a mouthful of marijuana. Arcos could not respond to a question from the deputy and eventually spit out the marijuana, upon command from the deputy. Police say in the affidavit that Arcos admitted to destroying evidence by swallowing a half an ounce of pot.

The records say the deputy then found cocaine on the floorboard in the truck, in between where Arcos and Gomez were sitting. The affidavit says both men blamed the other for possession of the cocaine.

The documents say, the deputy also found a glass container with prescription pills, a schedule IV drug inside the truck. The affidavit says, the container had no prescription label on it, but Gomez did show the deputy a piece of paper with a prescription from Mexico.

Both men head to Butler County court on September 14th.

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