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Welfare Check Leads to Arrest, Drug Charges

On Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at approximately 5:50 a.m., deputies from the Gage County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Highway 41 and South 82nd Road, about four miles south of Firth, for a welfare check on a suspicious vehicle on the side of the highway.According to the Sheriff's office, when deputies arrived, they found 52-year-old John A. Jacobitz of Bruning slumped over in the driver’s seat of a maroon pickup. After an initial check on his welfare, he allowed a consent search of the vehicle he had been operating.Deputies reportedly recovered approximately 14 grams of methamphetamine from the inside of the vehicle along with drug para...

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