TECUMSEH – Separate charges alleging methamphetamine and farm equipment theft have been filed in Johnson County court.
Online court records say Johnson County deputies arrested Mariann Flores, 41, of Tecumseh and placed her into a jail cell with another female on April 5.
Investigators say after Flores was transferred to another jail, her cellmate told deputies that Flores had a plastic bag with methamphetamine with her when she was brought to the jail for booking. The cellmate said Flores was able to consume the meth while deputies were not looking and placed the bag among pamphlets at the dispatch desk.
Court records say a surveillance camera shows Flores put something among the pamphlets and deputies say residue in the bag field tested for meth.
In a separate case, court records say a Beatrice police K9 indicated the presence of drugs at a February traffic stop. The vehicle was towed and deputies say a search at the sheriff’s office garage revealed meth residue inside a toolbox.
Nicholas Thiemann, 35, is scheduled for hearing on April 26 on a possession charge.
Lynn A. DeJonge, 58, of Humboldt also faces charges in Johnson County.
Online records say sheriff’s deputies were dispatched near Sterling regarding a report of a stolen gravity wagon trailer.
The owner of the gravity wagon said he had parked it out near the road with a “for sale” sign attached.
Investigators say the trailer being pulled by DeJonge had the owner’s name written in marker on front and a for sale sign attached.
DeJonge told investigators the trailer had been sold at auction and he intended to use it to feed some cows he is planning to buy.