A North Platte woman was charged with meth possession Thursday in a case that started in March with a Crime Stoppers tip.

An anonymous called told police on March 17 about some suspected drug distribution at a home in the 600 block of West 10th. Police verified the information through surveillance methods, spokeswoman Beth Kerr said.

Police obtained a warrant and searched the home on April 15.

They found Yvette Williams, 26, and Johnny Collins Jr., 35, along with paraphernalia, baggies, bongs, pipes and suspected illegal drugs. The controlled substances were sent to the Nebraska Crime Lab for analysis.

On May 30, the lab results were positive for methamphetamine.

Williams was found early Thursday during a traffic stop, charged with possession of a controlled substance and taken to jail. Her bond was set at $15,000.

Collins remains at large, Kerr said Thursday. Collins called the Bulletin Friday and said he has made himself available to the police.

The police department denied it.



On April 15 at 11:11 p.m., and officer saw a vehicle with a headlight out near First and Buffalo Bill Ave. and conducted a traffic stop.

Tory Bassett, 28, was in the car. She had a Dawson County warrant, Kerr said.

Bassett was arrested and during the search that followed, several baggies were found containing suspected controlled substances.

Bassett was taken to the Lincoln County jail and the substances were sent to the NSP crime laboratory for analysis.

The results were received Wednesday and temazepam was confirmed — a schedule IV controlled substance – as well as marijuana, Kerr said. Temazepam is normally prescribed for short-term treatment of insomnia.

Bassett was found later Wednesday and jailed for possession of a controlled substance, according to the police report. She is held on two bonds of $20,000 each.