A Nebraska City man wanted for an Otoe County warrant was found walking in a city parking lot between 1st Corso and Central Avenue and was arrested June 24.
Ryan Kurtzer, 35, was first spotted by a Nebraska City Police Department officer patrolling the area at about 3:40 p.m. near the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Civil War Museum.
According to an affidavit, the officer recognized Kurtzer and knew about the active warrant for his arrest. The officer parked his patrol vehicle in the parking lot and Kurtzer "walked toward the right front corner of (the) patrol vehicle, stopped and then walked back toward the front left (driver's side)" of the vehicle.
The officer informed Kurtzer of his warrant. Kurtzer then told the officer that he had a "weed pipe" in his hands. The officer placed Kurtzer in handcuffs and took possession of a "metal socket marijuana pipe."
According to an affidavit, the officer escorted Kurtzer around the passenger side of the patrol vehicle and noticed a "white napkin wrapped up lying on the ground." The officer emptied Kurtzer's pockets and found a cigarette box with two small bags of marijuana inside. Kurtzer was placed in the back of the patrol vehicle.
The officer then picked up the rolled-up napkin.
"(The officer) opened the napkin and noticed a small glass tube with residue resembling methamphetamine," the affidavit stated.
Kurtzer was booked into the Otoe County Jail at 3:45 p.m. where the officer then field-tested a sample of the residue from the glass tube and it tested positive for methamphetamine.
Kurtzer was arrested for an Otoe County warrant for failing to pay court costs and fines totaling $148; and on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia; and possession of a controlled substance.