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Gering man charged after marijuana, THC products found in search of home

January 16, 2019

Gering Police arrested 34-year-old man on drug charges Saturday, Jan. 12

Derrick Jurden was arraigned Monday in Scotts Bluff County Court on charges of possession of a controlled substance, a Class IV felony; possession of marijuana, an infraction; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to an arrest affidavit, a Gering Police officer had applied for and received a search warrant due to a prior incident at a home in the 1600 block of D Street. Officers with the Gering Police Department and deputies with the Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Department arrived on scene and made contact with Jurden at the door of the residence.

In executing the warrant, an investigator located a bag and two pre-rolled packaged marijuana joints. The Gering officer applied for and obtained an extended search warrant. In addition to the bag and joints, officers searching the home allegedly located a THC truffle and cannabis infused chocolate, THC edibles and mints in the closet of a bedroom; two vape pen cartridges, a vape pen and suspected marijuana in a bag in the bedroom; one gram of packaged marijuana; a prescription bottle with two flash drives; and a box of white pills suspected to be codeine, a $2 bill and a quarter with white residue.

Jurden’s bond was set at $10,000 and he is next scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 16.

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