Five arrested after search warrant leads to meth bust
Five people were arrested on drug charges after Lincoln Police executed a search warrant at a northeast Lincoln home.
Police officials say officers served the warrant at 6210 Glendale Road around 4 p.m. Tuesday.
In all, police say 943 grams of methamphetamine, 8 grams of cocaine and $16,374 were seized.
"I looked out the window and saw a police officer running down the street with a rifle so that really took me aback but I was impressed by how quickly the police officers were able to get the situation under control and to take care of things," nearby neighbor, Kim Marxhausen said.
Police arrested Catrina Burnett, 43, Quamontay Coates, 28, Shacolby Sanders, 21, Dezuree Harris, 22, and Lamott Tyler, 53, all of Lincoln.
"It is a surprise in this neighborhood, we certainly haven't had anything like this before," Marxhausen said.
Capt. Chris Peterson with the Lincoln Police Department says methamphetamine is one of the primary drug threats in the upper Midwest and in particular, Lincoln and Lancaster County.
"Not only is it more readily available in larger quantities but it's much cheaper than it was in the past and it is much more pure, if not almost pure methamphetamine coming into the local area," Peterson said.
Officials say the investigation is ongoing.
"This particular case was part of a bigger case that we had been assembling for several months," Peterson said.
The task force that made the bust included members of Lincoln Police, UNL Police, State Patrol and LSO.