An Otoe County Sheriff’s Office deputy performing a traffic stop on a vehicle Sunday at 6:36 p.m. for having expired registration tags led to an arrest of a Nehawka woman.
was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia; and possession of a controlled substance, not in the original container.
The deputy was traveling west on County Road F from 36 Road and noticed expired registration tags from April 2015 in a red Ford Escort that was in front of his patrol vehicle. After turning on the patrol vehicle’s overhead lights, a traffic stop was initiated at 3343 F Rd.
According to an affidavit, Adkins-Hickey told the deputy that “she knew her plates were expired” and had received a ticket from Plattsmouth June 19. While waiting for a license and warrant check information on Adkins-Hickey, the deputy asked her if he could search her vehicle.
“If you want to go ahead,” she said to the deputy, according to the affidavit.
As Adkins-Hickey exited her vehicle, she grabbed her purse. The deputy asked her if she didn’t want her purse checked. She told the deputy he could search her purse and placed it on the seat.
While looking in Adkins-Hickey’s wallet, the deputy found a syringe inside of it. The deputy asked Adkins-Hickey if there was methamphetamine in the syringe and she said, “yes.” Adkins-Hickey was then handcuffed and placed under arrest on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance.
Adkins-Hickey admitted to the deputy that she also had an “eight-ball of meth in her bra.”
According to the affidavit, the deputy un-cuffed her and she took out “one blue bag that contained three separate bags of suspected methamphetamines along with a cellophane baggie of marijuana.” She was handcuffed again and placed in another OCSO deputy’s patrol vehicle.
Two deputies then searched Adkins-Hickey’s vehicle and found a separate cloth bag containing marijuana, a marijuana pipe and a blue glass pipe with white residue inside of it in her purse.
According to the affidavit, Adkins-Hickey was transported to the Otoe County Jail where a deputy found a “light purple pill in a cellophane baggie” that she admitted was Lorazepam and she didn’t have a prescription to use it.
All of the evidence was packaged, sealed and was sent to the Nebraska State Patrol Crime lab for further testing.