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Drugs Lincoln police found during a traffic stop.

A Lincoln man who handed an officer a half-empty bottle of brandy and hid baggies of cocaine in his own pants during a traffic stop near the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus got 13 to 20 years in prison Thursday.

Christopher C. Evans, 33, pleaded no contest to possession with intent to deliver cocaine and refusal of a chemical test with two prior convictions for the incident Dec. 20, and to operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest for a separate stop June 15.

Early Dec. 20, when police stopped Evans for failing to signal at 35th Street and Baldwin Avenue, he said he had a little to drink and gave the officer a half-empty bottle of brandy.

As he reached for his ID, he shoved two baggies containing a total of 26 grams of cocaine down the front of his pants, police say in court records.

Evans declined to submit to a chemical test and was arrested.

On June 15, while out of jail on bond in the earlier case, Evans fled police trying to stop him at Ninth and J streets, police said.

Lancaster County District Judge Jodi Nelson sentenced him Thursday to the prison time and revoked his driver's license for 15 years upon his release.

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Lori Pilger is a public safety reporter.

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