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Lincoln teen arrested after search turns up handgun, 34 grams of marijuana, police say
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Lincoln teen arrested after search turns up handgun, 34 grams of marijuana, police say

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An 18-year-old Lincoln man was taken into custody after a traffic stop led officers to a handgun and about 34 grams of marijuana. 

Ausjaron Baxter


Officer Erin Spilker said an officer saw a 2010 Honda Accord make a few turning violations before abruptly turning into a parking lot at about 8 p.m. Tuesday. 

The officer approached the car after it had parked near 48th Street and Old Cheney Road. Spilker said the officer smelled marijuana and, she said, had probable cause to search the car. 

The officer initially found 20 grams of marijuana, a scale and plastic baggies, Spilker said. In the back seat, the officer found a .25-caliber handgun near Ausjaron Baxter, a passenger. Spilker said the officer searched Baxter and found an additional 14 grams of marijuana.

Baxter was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a firearm while violating a drug law. He was taken to the Lancaster County jail. None of the car's three other occupants were arrested or cited.

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