Ex-Husker arrested after guns, meth found in car - Omaha.com
Published Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 10:06 am / Updated at 6:46 pm
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Ex-Husker arrested after guns, meth found in car

A 25-year-old former University of Nebraska football player has been arrested in connection with a weapons and drugs case.

Capt. David Beggs of the Lincoln Police Dept. said Ben Martin, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound ex-defensive tackle from Lincoln Southwest High School, was arrested last week on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and carrying a concealed weapon.

Sunday, a charge of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver was added to the case after police found 112 grams of meth and drug paraphernalia in a storage unit on South 14th Street in Lincoln.

Beggs said Martin was arrested about 9:15 a.m. Friday in the Walmart parking lot in southwest Lincoln after someone noticed that he was slumped over in a car. Officers were notified and they found two rifles, two pistols, 200 rounds of rifle ammunition and cash in the car, Beggs said. A police dog indicated the presence of drugs in the car's trunk, Beggs said, and meth was found in the trunk.

Martin began his Husker career in 2007 as a redshirt freshman. Later, NU awarded him a medical redshirt scholarship after the 2007 season.

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