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Search of Lincoln hotel room turned up $5,000 worth of meth, police say
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Search of Lincoln hotel room turned up $5,000 worth of meth, police say

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Lincoln police say they arrested two people Wednesday night after finding them with more than 2 ounces of meth in the hotel room where they were staying.

Prosecutors on Thursday charged Thomas Baio, 28, and Samantha Kline, 33, with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine.

Thomas Baio


Officer Erin Spilker said it started at about 7:30 p.m. when members of the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force went to the area of the Town House Extended Stay at 1744 M St. looking for Baio as part of an ongoing drug investigation.

She said they found Baio in the parking lot and arrested him on two warrants.

Samantha Kline


Inside, they found Kline, along with another woman. Spilker said police found two glass meth pipes in the open. A further search turned up an open cereal box with two plastic bags of methamphetamine inside, weighing a total of 60.2 grams.

Spilker said the drugs had an estimated street value of $5,000.

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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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