Posted 10 months ago
By Scott Carlson
A 33-year-old North Platte woman is facing two felony charges after she was allegedly driving drunk and packing pills without a prescription.
At around 11:30 p.m., on March 4, an officer with the North Platte Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a gold Nissan Sentra in the 1000 block of North Madison for having expired tags.
After making contact with the driver, Elizabeth Lucas, the officer suspected that she had been drinking.
The officer conducted a DUI investigation, and determined there was probable cause to arrest Lucas for driving under the influence of liquor (3rd)-over .15, a Class IV felony.
According to Officer Rodney Brown, the officer then conducted a search on Lucas’ person which revealed the prescription drug Clonazepam.
Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine used to treat seizure disorders or panic disorder, according to WebMD.com.
The officer determined that Lucas did not have a prescription for the drug and, as a result, she was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, a Class IV felony.
Lucas was transported to the Lincoln County Detention Center.