NORTH PLATTE — A North Platte man who spent 11 years in prison after a 2000 shooting death was arrested Sunday on suspicion of distributing methamphetamine.
Tyler Keup, 29, who was being sought in a drug investigation by the CODE Task Force, was arrested during a traffic stop.
While searching Keup, officers found Adderall, a knife and marijuana, said North Platte police public information officer Rodney Brown. Charges of possession of a controlled substance, a felony; and possession of a concealed weapon and possession of more than ounce of marijuana, both misdemeanors, were added.
A passenger in the vehicle, Brandi Sanchez, 30, of North Platte, faces felony charges of possession of a controlled substanceand possession of methamphetamine, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of a concealed weapon.
In 2000, Keup, then 16, was convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Maricela Martinez.
— World-Herald News Service