GIPD Makes Arrest & Discovers Nearly 80 Grams Of Methamphetamine

(Grand Island, NE) - Grand Island Police were detailed to Casey's, 1814 N. Eddy for the removal of a subject call on Monday, November 6th at 5:12 p.m. Mary Elizabeth Johnson was contacted (verbally identified). The Grand Island Fire Department was called due to Johnson's condition. Johnson would state several times that she had medicine in her coat. When asked what type of medicine, Johnson would say "heart" and then methamphetamine. Johnson would say this several times. The fire department would decide to transport Johnson. The officer searched her coat, due to her statements as well as making sure Johnson did not take a scheduled controlled drug into St. Francis. 

The officer located a digital scale, 78.5 grams of methamphetamine, and two "meth" pipes in her coat. Johnson voluntarily confirmed the substance as methamphetamine. The substance tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine using the Tru Narc field test. Prior to being released from Saint Francis E.R. Mary Elizabeth would resist officers attempting to place her back into handcuffs.

Mary Elizabeth would then begin to fight with officers. While fighting Johnson would bite an officer on the left arm causing pain to the officer. Mary was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and possession of Methamphetamine, at least twenty-eight grams but less than one hundred forty grams, Assault on a Police Officer, and Resisting Arrest.