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Sidney man to be arraigned on distribution charges


A Sidney man faces two charges of distribution of marijuana after a Western Nebraska Intelligence & Narcotics Group Task Force investigation.

Alfredo Balandran, age 39, of is accused of the class III felonies following a tip to the force that they could purchase an eighth of an ounce of marijuana. WING personel met with the informant and provided $50 in buy money to purchase the drug from Balandran.

After making the deal in a garage near 13th Ave. and Newton St., the informant presented the marijuana to task force members who had observed the meeting from a distance. The substance was then taken to the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Department, where it was weighed and tested, proving to be the drug in question.

WING personnel moved in after a second informant called to report marijuana available from Balandran.

Arraignment in the case is scheduled for Aug. 26.


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