Seven arrested in NSP/FCSO/R.A.P. drug bust

Working with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) and authorities with the Rural Apprehension Program (R.A.P.) Drug Task Force, the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) culminated a two-year investigation by arresting seven individuals for a variety of drug-related offenses.
Arrested in the recent R.A.P. drug sweep were Lyle S. Lee, 54, and Tamara S. Lee, 53, both of Ohiowa; Shane M. Kues, a/k/a Shane Marie Buster, 30, of Lincoln; Jeffery A. Graham, 34, and Lindsey G. Trosper, 23, both of Fairmont; Torrence W. Black, 58, of Geneva; and Mary J. Lane, 48, of Geneva.
“These individuals have all been arrested and most have already been arraigned,” Fillmore County Sheriff Bill Burgess said.  “This has been an ongoing investigation that has taken some time and a lot of man hours.  Our participation in R.A.P. has sure been a good thing for us.”
Lyle Lee is charged with two counts of Delivery of an exceptionally hazardous drug, both Class 2 felonies.  Court records allege that Lee was involved twice in the sale of methamphetamine to a NSP confidential informant (CI)—once at a Geneva convenience store parking lot and another on a rural Fillmore County road.  He is slated to appear again in the Fillmore County Court on February 15.
Tamara Lee is charged with two counts of Delivery of an exceptionally hazardous drug, both Class 2 felonies, and one count of Aiding and abetting a Class 2 felony.  Court documents allege that Lee was involved in the sale of methamphetamine on two occasions and the sale of heroin in another.  The alleged NSP CI buys took place on January 18, January 22 and January 27.  Lee was scheduled to appear in county court again on February 8.
Kues, who is the daughter of the Lees, was arrested in Lancaster County.  Kues is charged with one count of Delivery of an exceptionally hazardous drug, a Class 2 felony, and with being a habitual criminal.  Kues is slated to appear again in county court on February 15.
Graham is charged with two counts of Delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 2A felony.  On February 1, Fillmore County Court Judge Michael P. Burns found probable cause to bind the felony charges over to the Fillmore County District Court.  Graham is scheduled to be arraigned in the Fillmore County District Court on March 3, at 9:30 a.m.
Court documents allege that Graham and girlfriend, Trosper, met with a NSP CI at their residence in Fairmont and smoked marijuana.  The couple then allegedly told the CI that they make frequent trips to Colorado to purchase marijuana, edibles and marijuana drink and bring the items back to Nebraska.  According to court records, the couple allegedly made a sale of one-quarter ounce of marijuana and two marijuana bars (hash) to a NSP CI on September 29, 2016, and just marijuana on October 3, 2016.  Both buys allegedly took place at the couples’ residence in Fairmont.
Trosper is charged with two counts of Delivery of a controlled substance, both Class 2A felonies. Trosper is slated to appear again in county court on February 15.
Black is charged with two counts of Delivery of a controlled substance, both Class 2A felonies.  Judge Burns found probable cause on February 1 to bind the two felony cases over to district court.  Black is scheduled to appear in the Fillmore County District Court for arraignment on March 3, at 9:30 a.m.
According to court documents, a NSP CI allegedly purchased marijuana from Black on December 23, 2015, in his apartment in Geneva and also again on January 5, 2016, outside his apartment in Geneva. The defendant had his bail lowered on February 1, and has since posted a bond and has been released.
Lane is charged with one count of Delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 2A felony.  Court records allege that Lane sold 10 hydrocodone pills to a NSP CI on July 29, 2016, near her residence in Geneva.  The defendant is scheduled to appear again in county court on February 15 for a further hearing.

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