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(Neb)-Four Chadron Residents Arrested On Drug Charges  Listen

By: John Axtell Posted at: 01/09/2019 04:06 PM
CHADRON - Officers from the Chadron Police Department and the WING Drug Task Force on Monday arrested 4 people in Chadron on felony drug charges. Seized items included methamphetamine, marijuana, and prescription pills.

      Three were arrested for selling drugs. 27-year old Derek Grinnell, 30-year old Colin Ladeaux, and 30-year old Brittney Priestley were all charged with possession of and possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine as well an infraction of possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail for each is $50,000.

       25-year old Nicholas King was arrested for felony possession of meth and infractions for having less than an ounce of marijuana and for having drug paraphernalia. King's bond is $10,000.00.

      Chadron police investigator Matt Freeman says a tip from the public led to search warrant being issued for King's apartment near St Patrick's Catholic Church.


Investigator Freeman says King returned home during the search and officers detected a strong odor of marijuana on his clothes and in the vehicle. That led to a search of the vehicle and the discovery of about 3 grams of marijuana along with 1 gram of meth and several pieces of drug paraphernalia. 

      The search of King's residence saw the seizure of more drug paraphernalia including meth and marijuana pipes with residual amounts of meth and marijuana. Additional information then led to a search warrant for the central Chadron residence where Grinnell, Ladeaux, and Priestly all lived.

     At the second location, officers discovered marijuana and prescription pills packaged for sale, about 3 grams of meth, and items typically used in dealing drugs such as scales, small plastic bags, pipes, needles, and several cell phones.

       Grinnell and Ladeaux were home during the raid and were arrested at that time. Priestly was arrested at the residence Tuesday morning.

       Investigator Freeman says drug use and crimes lead to other criminal activity in and around Chadron, with law enforcement very appreciative of the public's assistance in helping "weed out" criminal activity such as this case.

      Freeman also says anyone suspicious of criminal activity can leave an anonymous tip about a crime on the Nebraska State Crime Stoppers Website, possibly earning a cash reward


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