Photo by Lincoln County Detention Center
Gabriel I. Ramos
North Platte police made a half-dozen drug arrests last week, four of which were aimed at young adults for alleged distribution of such drugs as hash, cocaine, codeine and marijuana. Also, a 40-year-old woman was charged Wednesday with distribution of morphine.
The four young adults are 20-years-old, or younger.
Gabriel Ramos, 20, was arrested April 4 at home in the 2100 block of West 16th, police spokesman John Deal said.
Ramos is charged with distribution of marijuana and cocaine, stemming from an undercover operation on Jan. 10, when he allegedly sold pot and cocaine at Second and Oak, according to county court records.
Two days later, on Jan. 12, Ramos allegedly sold coke again to an undercover buyer at the address on West 16th where he was arrested, according to court affidavits.
Deal said police arrested Ramos without further trouble.
On Wednesday afternoon, April 5, an officer met with Ryan Howard, 17, at the police department. Howard is charged with distribution of marijuana, also following an undercover operation.
According to court records, he allegedly sold pot Dec. 13 to an undercover buyer in the 500 block of East 13th.
Howard remained in jail for three days, then was released on 10% of a $50,000 bond.
On April 6 at 9:30 a.m., a state trooper saw a car with no plates heading north on U.S. Highway 83 near Dodge Hill. He said the car was weaving and he followed it to Eugene Ave., just south of I-80 interchange, before pulling it over.
Bram Loving, 18 was riding with Leighshae Lumadue, 19, who was driving.
According to arrest records, the trooper smelled marijuana from the car and the occupants consented to a search.
The search turned up 4.6 grams of marijuana, a scale, four bottles of cough syrup, plus rubber bands and zip lock bags. There was $180 in cash inside a lock box in the car, all inside a backpack. Loving also had $200 in cash in his wallet, a court affidavit said.
Prosecutors believe the Loving and Lumadue were riding around and stopped at a house that morning to sell some marijuana.
Loving is charged with possession of marijuana and codeine with intent to distribute. He was in jail overnight before he was released on 10% of a $50,000 bond.
The trooper also found pill bottles, one of which contained xanax, for which there was no prescription, in the center console. There was also some THC wax (hashish) in a container in the console, according to court records.
Lumadue is charged with possession of hash and xanax. She is in jail held on a $50,000 bond.
A month earlier, Lumadue was cited with possession of a marijuana pipe and rolling papers at 810 W. Third, about three blocks from the high school, according to court records.
Police arrested an older woman around 2 p.m. April 5 in a parking lot in the 500 block of Halligan Drive. Police answered a call that a person was sitting in the car for an extended period of time, Deal said.
Allyson Dennis, 40, was in the car. Police said they saw drug items inside the car. Dennis had a warrant for her arrest for failure to appear in Lincoln County Court for disturbing the peace.
A search of the car turned up several morphine pills, Deal said. Morphine is a schedule II controlled substance and possession is a Class 2 felony. If convicted, Dennis faces up to 50 years imprisonment.
She was charged with possession with intent to deliver and taken to the Lincoln County jail. Her bond was set at $50,000.
In another arrest last week, Logan Erickson, 26, was booked into jail on April 5.
The cause of arrest occurred more than six months earlier.
On Sept. 26 at 8:04 a.m., an officer saw Erickson standing beside his car near the Cenex gas station at 3002 S. Jeffers.
Erickson was wanted in Douglas County for failure to pay, according to the arrest warrant, so the officer pulled up. He smelled marijuana from Erickson’s car and also saw a zip-lock bag in plain view through the open door of the car, according to the police report.
Erickson was charged with the failure to appear and a search of his car turned up another plastic baggie. Deal said both baggies appeared to contain trace amounts of white residue, which officers believed to be meth.
The baggies were sent to the Nebraska Crime Lab for testing. In early January, the lab tests confirmed that the bags contained meth, according to court records.
Erickson was held in Lancaster County on a charge of meth possession that occurred on Dec. 14. He is scheduled to appear in June on the meth charge there. While waiting for that date, he was brought to Lincoln County to face the meth charge here, Deal said.
Erickson's bond is set at $15,000.