Four arrested after two warrants served

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CHADRON, Neb. (KNEP) Four people are under-arrest following a drug bust in Chadron.

Chadron Police say on Monday, January 7th, officers with the CPD and the WING Drug Task Force served a search warrant at an apartment in the 300 block of Cedar Street.

While law enforcement was serving the warrant, one of the men who lived in the apartment pulled up in his vehicle.

Officers said the driver of the car was 25 year-old Nicholas King, and there was a strong smell of marijuana coming from inside the car.

Police searched the vehicle and found approximately 3 grams of marijuana and 1 gram of methamphetamine along with miscellaneous items of drug paraphernalia.

Inside King’s apartment, officers found methamphetamine pipes, marijuana pipes and residue amounts of methamphetamine and marijuana.

Police said that’s when additional information lead to a search of another residence in the 200 block of Mears Street in Chadron. Officers found numerous items related to the possession and distribution of methamphetamine and marijuana. Items seized as evidence included individually packaged baggies of marijuana, approximately 3 grams of methamphetamine, prescription pills packaged for sale, scales, baggies, hypodermic needles, pipes and numerous cellular phones.

Nicholas King was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, a Class IV Felony, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. King was transported to the Dawes County Jail and bond was set at 10% of $10,000.00.

27-year-old Derek Grinnell, 30-year-old Colin Ladeaux, and 30-year-old Brittney Priestley were all arrested for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. Both are Class IV felonies. They were transported to the Dawes County Jail and bond was set at 10% of $50,000.00 for each of them.

The Chadron Police Department and the Nebraska State Patrol received assistance from the WING/HIDTA Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, which is comprised of investigators whose responsibility is to investigate drug and violent crime in the Panhandle area of Nebraska.

“These types of drug crimes lead to other criminal activity in and around Chadron. We appreciate the public’s assistance in helping our agency “weed out” criminal activity like this. If you are suspicious of criminal activity or want to leave an anonymous tip about a crime please visit the Nebraska State Crime Stoppers Website, where you can leave a tip and possibly earn cash rewards,” Investigator Matt Freeman said.