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☷ City of Kearney Nebraska - Drug Charges 27 July 2022★★★ ( news )
City of Kearney , state Nebraska ( By Press Release office)
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On Friday , July 22 , 2022 at approximately 11:55 a . m . an officer with the Kearney Police Department stopped a vehicle for speeding at 25th Street and 5th Avenue . A Kearney Police K9 unit was deployed and alerted to the presence of the odor of drugs in the vehicle . A search of the vehicle was conducted and officers discovered illegal drugs inside the vehicle .
The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle , Austin Harris , a 38 - year - old Kearney resident was subsequently arrested for: 1 ) §28 - 416 ( 1 ) ( a ) ( 10 ) ( b ) Class 1C Felony: Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute - Methamphetamine 28 - 139 grams , 2 ) §28 - 416 ( 1 ) ( a ) Class IIA Felony , Distribution of a controlled substance - Psilocybin; 3 ) §28 - 416 - 17 Class IV Felony , Prohibited Acts .
As a result of the traffic stop , a search warrant was served on Austin Harris’s Kearney residence . Additional drug charges are pending as a result of drugs and drug related items discovered following the completion of the investigation .
Members of the Tri - City Drug Enforcement Team ( TRIDENT ) assisted with the investigation .
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