Posted 5 months ago
By Scott Carlson
A North Platte man has been charged with selling weed.
According to Officer Rodney Brown, an officer with the North Platte Police Department went to a residence in the 100 block of South Chestnut, in an attempt to make contact with 20-year-old Austin Welch. Welch had an active warrant for failure to appear.
The officer knocked on the door and it was answered by a male subject who invited the officer into the residence.
Once inside, the officer detected the odor of burnt marijuana and observed drug paraphernalia in plain view. A search revealed marijuana and items commonly used in the distribution of drugs.
During this time, Welch arrived at the residence, and was taken into custody for the warrant as well as a charge of distribution of marijuana.
Following further investigation, officers learned that 18-year-old Logan Reed was also involved with Welch in the distribution of marijuana.
On Monday, an officer responded to the courthouse and made contact with Reed, who was appearing on unrelated charges, and advised him of the investigation. Following questioning, probable cause was found to issue Reed a summons for distribution of marijuana, a Class III felony.
Reed was processed and released from the Lincoln County Detention Center.