LPD nabs Cannabis dealers: 18 pounds seized
September 11, 2013, On Monday September 9, 2013 the Lincoln Police Department seized over 18 pounds of cannabis after receiving information of drug activity at a Lincoln hotel.
At approximately 3:30pm, a Lincoln Police Officer stopped a truck with Texas registration as it traveled in the 700 block of Woodlawn Rd for traffic violations. A strong odor of cannabis was emanating from the vehicle and a subsequent K-9 indication led to the search and seizure of approximately 9 pounds cannabis from the suspect vehicle.
The investigation continued which led to the additional seizure of another nine pounds of suspected cannabis at a Lincoln hotel where the individuals had been staying.
1. Jose Reyes age 36 of Auburndale, Florida
2. Roel Lopez age 32, of Garciasville, Texas
3. One 15 year old male from Lincoln.
All were arrested on charges of: Manufacture or Delivery of Cannabis more than 5,000 grams. (Class X Felony)
“Team work paid off for our Drug Task Force Officer, Patrol Officers, and Criminal Investigation Division, in successfully removing these illegal drugs from the streets that would have been distributed in our community. ” stated Deputy Chief Michael Geriets, Lincoln Police Department.