Four Scottsbluff residents arrested on drug charges early Saturday

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) - Four people are facing felony drug charges after authorities uncover marijuana, hashish oil, and THC edibles in a Scottsbluff residence.

Cade Charles, 21, Colton Charles, 19, Ethan McDaniel 24 and Angie Howard, 44, all of Scottsbluff, have each been charged with three felony counts following a law enforcement investigation Friday night. Each face possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, a class 2A felony, possession of a controlled substance, a class 4 felony, as well as felony property seizure.

Court documents say authorities conducting a burglary investigation in the 2200 block of Avenue B asked for and received permission to search sheds and a garage for the stolen items. One officer noticed three males in the basement walking between rooms 15 to 20 times, and a short time later noted a pungent smell while standing just inside the house.

The arrest affidavit says after being asked about the burglary, Angie Howard refused permission to search her room but would open her window and allow a search from outside. However, she said her window wouldn’t open and a short time later, when she was escorted to a bathroom, a Scotts Bluff Sheriff’s Deputy noted the smell of burnt marijuana.

After obtaining a search warrant, officers searched the rooms of all four of the suspects. In Howard’s room, officers recovered half a gram of hashish, 1.7 grams of marijuana, a grinder and a pipe that tested positive for methamphetamine, while in McDaniel’s room investigators found several pipes that smelled of burnt pot, a grinder with residue and over a gram of hash.

The court record also says more than 13 grams of hash in sealed, unopened packages, more than two ounces of edibles labeled ‘THC!’, over ten grams of marijuana and $254 in cash was located in Cade Charles’ room, while the search of Colton Charles’ room uncovered eight grams of hash, three grams of marijuana and $551 in cash.

Investigators also say several other pieces of paraphernalia, jar and packages with hash or marijuana residue were found in each room. Bail for each of the defendants was set at $150,000.