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Increased patrols result in multiple drug-related arrests

Members of the Central Nebraska Drug and Safe Streets Task Force (CNDSSTF) and Compact for Apprehension of Narcotics Dealers and Offenders (CANDO) conducted saturation patrols within high crime/drug areas in Hastings on Wednesday, September 29. The operation led to multiple traffic stops/arrests and seizures within the City of Hastings.

According to Hastings Police Department Captain Mike Doremus, these types of operations are conducted in areas of the city where there are high numbers of citizen complaints regarding drug activity or where previous drug activity has occurred.

During this operation, Capt. Doremus reported a total of six individuals were arrested for drug-related charges, including possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with intent to deliver.  Two additional individuals were arrested for local warrants.  Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were also seized in relation to the methamphetamine cases.

The following individuals were arrested and lodged at the Adams County Jail:

  • Lance D. Brittain, 32 of Hastings was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) with Intent to Distribute.
  • Hepseba J. Rivers, 50 of Hastings was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine).
  • Brian L. Cleveland, 56 of Hastings was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine).
  • Abbey L. Bera, 34 of Hastings was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine).
  • Jared N. Shinpaugh, 31 of Omaha was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine).
  • Brian D. Martin, 33 of Hastings was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine). He was also in possession of drug paraphernalia and less than one ounce of marijuana.
  • Mario Partida, 29 of Hastings was arrested for an Adams County warrant.
  • Brianna M. Johnston, 30 of Clay Center was arrested for an Adams County warrant.
  • Rachelle Gunhammer, 27 of Hastings was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
  • Christopher M. Walters, 43 of Hastings was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Published Date: 09/30/2021

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