Chadron Police Officers conducted an investigation into the illegal distribution of narcotics last night, which resulted in the seizure of drugs and the arrest of four people.
Chadron police officers were able to purchase a small amount of marijuana from 18 year-old Carlos Carmona in the early evening hours of Wednesday October 24, 2012.
Carmona went to a residence located at 109 Mears Street in the City of Chadron where he received marijuana and subsequently sold it to the Chadron Police Department.
Carmona was accompanied by 22 year-old Joshua Carder during the drug sale to police.
Following to the delivery of marijuana, Carmona and Carder threatened a witness and were subsequently arrested without incident. Carmona was arrested for a delivery of marijuana a Class III felony and terroristic threats a Class IV felony and Carmona was also detained by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE). Carder was arrested for being an accessory to a felony a Class IV felony and terroristic threats a Class IV felony.
Following Carmona’s sale of marijuana to Chadron officers, officers seized the house located at 109 Mears Street and subsequently applied for and served a search warrant on the residence in the early morning hours on Thursday October 25, 2012. Officers seized marijuana packaged for sale, marijuana pipes, U.S. Currency, and cellular phones.
Offices arrested 22 year-old Joe King for a delivery of marijuana a Class III felony, possession with intent to deliver marijuana a Class III felony and child abuse a Class IIIa felony and 20 year-old Brandee Jackson for possession with intent to deliver marijuana a Class III felony and child abuse a Class IIIa felony.
A two year old child was turned over to a family member.
Chadron Police were assisted by the WING/HIDTA Drug and Violent Crime Task force, which is partially funded through a grant by the Nebraska Crime Commission, the Dawes County Sheriff’s Department and the Nebraska State Patrol.
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