A North Platte woman was arrested Saturday and charged with possession of 14 grams of methamphetamine.

Police executed a search warrant shortly after 4 p.m. at a home in the 700 block of E. 11th, spokesman Rory Little said.

Nicole R. Garcia

They found Nicole Garcia, 37, detained her, and continued the search. Three large knives and a baggie of meth were found, as well as other illegal drug-related items. A test later confirmed that the baggie in fact contained meth, Little said.

Fourteen grams equates to 0.03 pounds. The estimated street value of that quantity is about $700.

Garcia was charged with possession of meth and illegal weapons. She was taken to the Lincoln County jail. Bond was set at $150,000, according to Lincoln County sheriff’s records. She asked the court to appoint a public defender.

(The percentage of 14 grams in a pound has been corrected. – Editor.)

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