NSP: Over 500 pills found in business, arrest made

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KLKN) — Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a North Platte man on multiple drug-related charges.

Working with the Cooperative Operation for Drug Enforcement (CODE) Task Force, a search warrant was executed Thursday morning at Hunt’s Construction & Roofing, 1909 East 4th Street.

During the search, investigators found more than 500 Alpprazolan pills, commonly known as Xanax. The business owner, 46-year-old Michael Hunt, was present at the time and was served another search warrant for his residence.

There, investigators found a .50 caliber rifle and approximately 5,000 rounds of ammunition for various firearms.

Hunt was then arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. He was lodged in Lincoln County Jail.

In addition to NSP and the COD Task Force, the operation involved the North Platte Police Department, Nebraska Information Analysis Center, FBI, U.S. Postal Inspection, and the Department of Homeland Security.

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