Nebraska man arrested in town on drug charge

A traffic stop on May 29 resulted in the arrest of a Nebraska man on drug-related charges.

Nashville Police Officer Tyler Strahl began following a Mazda sedan after he noticed the driver, Francisco Avita, 21, of Omaha, Nebraska, not wearing a seat belt and an 8-year-old not in a child seat. He stopped him behind a Nashville hotel.

Avita didn’t have his driver’s license on him, and while looking for documents to verify his identity, he opened a compartment on the top of his dashboard that had a small black grinder inside. Avita attempted to cover it up, but handed it to the officer when he asked a second time, the affidavit said.

Officer Kyle Seward reported finding Avita’s ID in the front seat where he was sitting. Dispatch reported that his driver’s license was suspended.

Avita’s pregnant girlfriend and her child were in the car with him, the report said.

On June 3, Avita was charged with possession of paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor.