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By Forrest Hershberger
Publisher Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Two Arrested on Drug Charges

 

December 23, 2020 | View PDF



Two Sidney residents were recently arrested on drug-related charges following the execution of a search warrant recently.

Sidney Police announced Dec. 16 that a search warrant was served at 1229 Jackson St. with the assistance of Cheyenne County Sheriff's Officers, the Western Intelligence Narcotic Group (WING), and the Nebraska State Patrol on Dec. 14.

Thomas G. Clark, 34, and Brittany Swanson, 27, were arrested on charges of Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana More than One Pound, No Drug Tax Stamp and Negligent Child Abuse (no injury).

The search warrant was served at 8:55 a.m., led by SPD Investigator Amanda Barrett with the assistance of Officer Tobler, Sgt. Loghry and Lt. Andrew, and CCSO Deputy Falcon and Deputy Hauert, WING Investigators Sinnett and Hunter with the NSP and WING Investigator Soucie with the Scottsbluff Police Department and WING Investigator Dannar with the Box Butte County Sheriff's Office.

Upon arrival at the address, Barrett and Tobler met with Brittany Swanson at the door with two men later identified as Thomas Clark and Leroy Knight also in the house. Barrett announced the search warrant and everyone was asked to exit the house. After all of the residents, including two young children, out of the house, a copy of the search warrant was presented to Clark and Swanson. The house and the garage were cleared by investigators. Barrett reported seeing large glass containers containing a large amount of marijuana while clearing the residence.

Investigator Sinnett also reported THC wax manufacturing tools in the garage, marijuana and a box of butane. According to the arrest affidavits for Clark and Swanson, marijuana, THC wax and various items of drug paraphernalia were found in Clark and Swanson's bedroom, mudroom and basement of the house and the garage.

Clark was then advised he was under arrest and taken into custody. Swanson was placed under arrest and her children, one 23 months and the other 1 ½ months, was taken into custody by Health and Human Services.

 

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