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Six warrants end in three arrests with drug bust

Modified: Thursday, Jan 21st, 2010

The Lusk Police Department with the help of several outside agencies served five search warrants on several residents in a neighborhood in Lusk on Jan. 15.

According to Officer in Charge, Sean Dreesen, the Lusk Police Department has been investigating several complaints by neighboring residents of alleged heavy foot and vehicle traffic from several homes in a Lusk neighborhood.

The investigation has been ongoing for over four months with the PD keeping a close eye on the residents.

Allegations had been made in the past with complaints from several people that drugs were becoming more prevalent within high school and middle school aged children. These allegations have been unfounded so far.

On Jan. 15 after serving the five warrants several suspects were taken into custody and questioned by officers from Casper Department of Criminal Investigation which led to the arrest of 25-year-old Josh Jackson on the charges of allegedly having possession of a controlled substance.

Two more arrests were made on Jan. 19 after another search warrant was executed on another home. Dreesen, the lead investigator in the case, arrested 25 year-old Paris Smith and 30 year-old Mark P. Newman. Both were charged for allegedly having possession of a controlled substance.

For the complete article see the 01-20-2010 issue.

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