Undercover Investigation, Search Warrants Result in Beatrice Drug Arrests
BEATRICE – Two undercover purchases of THC extract through confidential informants, helped lead to the arrests Thursday, of four people in Beatrice.
Beatrice Police, the Gage County Sheriff’s Office and Nebraska State Patrol served three search warrants, at 1222 Ella Street, 1420 Scott Street and 954 West Mary.
Authorities have arrested 21-year-old Justin Kipf, 18-year-old Sydney Bent, 26-year-old Alicia Chapman and 23-year-old Glen Walk.
Bent had her appearance bond set Thursday, at $7,500, facing a charge of distribution of marijuana. Bond for Alicia Chapman was set Thursday, at $10,000. She is formally charged with distribution of marijuana, conspiracy to distribute drugs and negligent child abuse. Both face August 4th Gage County Court hearings.
Walk appeared in Gage County Court Friday morning, where his bond was set at $75,000. He is accused of possession with intent to deliver, a controlled substance. Walk had been released from a probation sentence for distribution of drugs, about six months ago. Kipf also appeared in court Friday morning, where his bond was set at $10,000. He faces two counts of distributing marijuana and a charge of negligent child abuse. Walk’s next hearing is August 23rd, while Kipf will appear in court, August 5th.
According to court documents, the search of Walk’s residence at 954 West Mary, turned up 72 grams of marijuana, three digital scales, 15 empty plastic baggies, glass pipes testing positive for methamphetamine, several marijuana pipes and grinders and plastic containers with hash oil residue. Authorities also recovered a ledger, allegedly showing profits and debts from drug sales. Authorities also seized 13.6 grams of suspected meth, and some pills.
Undercover officers made use of a confidential informant to make drug purchases at 1420 Scott Street, while Kipf, Chapman and Bent were present…along with two children ages four to six. Undercover drug buys of THC extract were made at the residence, on July 23rd and July 25th. A total of $105 exchanged hands. According to officers, Chapman allegedly told an informant working with officers that there were more drugs for purchase.