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By Rob Langrell
Publisher of The Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Tip leads to cocaine bust on I-76 in Deuel County


A driver is in custody after allegedly trying to transport cocaine from Colorado into Nebraska – in the gas tank door of his car.

Dennis Chad Smartt-Mead, 23 of North Platte, was booked on charges of possession of cocaine and taken to the Cheyenne County Jail. He was schedule for his first court hearing on Monday, but that was continued to Oct. 14.

Nebraska State Troopers said they had received a tip that a car was possibly transporting drugs into the state on Sept. 18. After the trooper noticed a car and a driver matching the description about four hours later, he followed the car eastbo...

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