A residential search lead to the arrest of two Nebraska City people on Jan. 14 on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, which are Class 4 felonies.
Jay W. Pace, 65, and Alicia Humphrey, 47, were both arrested by the Otoe County Sheriff's Office at 7:30 a.m. A 30-year-old Nebraska City woman who was spending the night at the residence was also arrested at that time for having three outstanding Otoe County warrants.
"She has not been charged with anything related to methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia that were located in the house," OCSO Chief Deputy Mike Holland said.
According to an affidavit, OCSO deputies executed a search warrant at their residence at 1106 Kearney Hill Rd. During the search, "small amounts of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia" were found in close proximity to Pace and Humphrey. Used syringes and other drug paraphernalia were also found throughout the residence.
A syringe was also found in Pace's pocket while he was being detained.
As of press time, Pace and Humphrey were being held in the Otoe County Detention Center. Arraignment for both suspects is scheduled for Friday afternoon and their bonds will be set in county court.
City attorney David Partsch said Pace and Humphrey could face up to five years in prison, paying a $10,000 fine or both.