Lab Test Results Lead to Meth Charge for NP Man

Jeremy Torres

Jeremy Torres

A North Platte man arrested in a July shoplifting case is now facing a drug charge after police received lab results from the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP).

According to Officer Rodney Brown, on the afternoon of July 28, 2013, North Platte Police responded to a reported theft at Wal-Mart.

The suspects had left the store prior to the officer’s arrival, but they were soon located walking north on Cottonwood.

One of the suspects, 27-year-old Jeremy Torres, was found to be in possession of several baggies and a glass pipe commonly used to smoke meth.

Recently, NSP lab results on the items were returned and showed the items tested positive for methamphetamine.

On Friday, police located Torres at his residence, where he was arrested and transported to the Lincoln County Detention Center on a charge of felony possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine.

Online records show Torres is being held on $10,000 bond.


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