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Police discover drugs during Alliance shoplifting investigation

February 15, 2018 GMT

ALLIANCE — An Alliance man faces drug charges after police arrested him during a shoplifting investigation.

Police arrested Ryan Arrants on charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of drugs, and two counts of shoplifting, Lt. Jake Henion said.

Henion said police were investigated a shoplifting at the Posh Consignment Shop on Feb. 14. About an hour later, police made contact with Arrants, who was identified as a suspect in the shoplifting. During the investigation, police allegedly located about seven grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in Arrants’ vehicle. Police recovered four purses from another location that had been reported stolen at the store.

The Alliance Police Department was assisted by the Nebraska State Patrol during the investigation.