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33-year-old Lincoln man faces drug and weapon charges after search in North Bottoms
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33-year-old Lincoln man faces drug and weapon charges after search in North Bottoms


Investigators with the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force served a search warrant at a home in the North Bottoms on Tuesday night.

It happened shortly before 9 p.m. at 906 N. Eighth St.

Officer Luke Bonkiewicz said police arrested 33-year-old Oscar Barrera III, who lives there, after finding 31.9 grams of marijuana, 6 grams of THC wax, suspected cocaine residue, 106 Alprazolam pills, $9,821 in cash and a Remington 870 shotgun.

He said Barrera is a convicted felon out of Texas who can't legally possess a firearm and that his home is also less than 1,000 feet from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's City Campus.

They arrested Barrera who was charged Wednesday with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, possession of a controlled substance (Alprazolam) with intent to deliver, possession of money while violating drug laws and possession of cocaine.

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Lori Pilger is a Norfolk native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been a public safety reporter for the Journal Star since 2005.

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