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Five people face drug charges after arrests this week

September 20, 2018

SCOTTSBLUFF — Five people face drug charges after arrests this week.

Local authorities arrested three people in connection with the search of a Scottsbluff home Tuesday.

Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol searched a home in the 700 block of East 17th Street and were assisted by the Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Department, according to arrest affidavits filed in Scotts Bluff County Court.

As a result of the search, authorities arrested:

— Antonio Duarte, 34, of Scottsbluff, on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a controlled substance. Deputies reported that Duarte had allegedly been carrying a large knife concealed under his shirt, which officers located as they handcuffed the man during a search of the residence. Deputies located a small baggie of a white crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine on the floorboard of the patrol vehicle he had been placed in.

— Skyler “Skye” Flood, 18, on charges of possession of a controlled substance after authorities allegedly located a clear glass pipe with a white residue believed to be methamphetmine in a backpack belonging to Flood.

— Jade Wondercheck, 44, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police allegedly located a small baggie of methamphetamine in a room identified as Wondercheck’s.

In a separate incident, two men were arrested Monday after Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s deputies encountered a man allegedly driving under suspension.

Deputies arrested Joseph Anaya, 34, on charges of driving under suspension, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia on Sept. 17.

According to an arrest affidavit filed in Scotts Bluff County District Court, police had contact with Creighton Reichert, 22, at a convenience store in the 900 block of West Overland. He was a passenger in a vehicle drive. Anaya had a suspended driver’s license and was arrested.

As a result of his arrest, deputies searched his vehicle as they reported smelling marijuana. A deputy allegedly located a pouch containing a glass pipe with a white residue believed to be methamphetamine. Deputies were later called back to the business, where an estimated five grams in methamphetamine had allegedly been located in a restroom and was believed to have belonged to Anaya, who employees reported had used the restroom.

Reichert was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after deputies allegedly located a marijuana smoking device with a green leafy substance and a glass pipe with white residue believed to be methamphetamine in the vehicle.

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