According to Sherman County police, three women were detained and charged with felony counts of drug distribution in connection to an investigation conducted by law enforcement. Two of the women were apprehended on Oct. 14, and they are currently being detained at Valley County Jail. The third woman was taken into custody on Oct. 17, and she is being detained at Hall County Jail. All three women have been scheduled to appear before a judge in November. The law enforcement collaborating on the investigation included the Sherman County Sheriff Office, the Ravenna Police Department and the Nebraska State Patrol.
A 36-year-old Ravenna woman was charged with felony distribution of marijuana for allegedly selling the drug in Sherman County on March 31. A 40-year-old Grand Island woman was also charged with felony distribution of marijuana for reportedly selling the drug in Sherman County on May 4. A 58-year-old Loup City woman was charged with a misdemeanor charge for the alleged delivery of Flexerill, a muscle relaxant. She also faces felony distribution charges for Hydrocodone, a pain reliever, concerning two incidents that allegedly occurred on April 1 and April 4.
Individuals facing similar charges of drug distribution may benefit from consulting with a criminal defense lawyer before answering questions from police. A lawyer may be able to help prevent a defendant from accidentally incriminating him or herself while also protecting his or her rights during proceedings.
In some instances, a lawyer might conduct an independent investigation, which could yield evidence that supports the defendant’s case. Depending on the details of the arrest, a lawyer may be able to construct multiple defenses that provide a viable challenge to the prosecutor’s allegations against the accused.
Source: Kearney Hub, “3 face felony distribution charges“, Kim Schmidt, October 18, 2014