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Deborah M. Plunk
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Kenneth R. Reed
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Jeffery T. Denson
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James E. Foggs

Four people were arrested Friday night on drugs and weapons charges after they parked their big pickup inside a Nebraska Department of Roads shipping yard.

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At 10:10 p.m., a police officer saw a pickup park atop a loading ramp inside the NDOR yard near 13th and Buffalo.

The car stopped and turn its lights off, Police Information Officer Rodney Brown said.

Police confronted the car and found James Foggs, 19, in the driver’s seat of the four-door pickup with three other people inside.

Brown said the suspects became belligerent and refused to follow commands. Officers spotted the handle of a large kitchen knife sticking out the back pocket of the driver’s seat.

Police said there was probable cause to believe all four had recently used and were possibly in possession of controlled substances.

Foggs as well as Jeffery Denson Jr., 21, were arrested and secured in the back seat of a patrol car, Brown said, but two others -- Kenneth Reed Jr., 22, and Deborah Plunk, 27 -- resisted arrest and had to be forcibly removed from the pickup.

After the arrests, police searched the vehicle. They found and seized prescription drugs, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a semi-automatic 9 mm handgun, according to Brown.

Plunk, Denson and Reed were jailed at the Lincoln County Detention Center. Fogg was cited, booked and released.

All four suspects are from North Platte, Brown said.

In court Monday, Plunk was arraigned for trespassing, disturbing the peace, resisting arrest-second offense and possession of a concealed weapon.

Reed was arraigned for possession of a gun during a drug crime, possession of a narcotic – provigil, obstructing police, resisting arrest and trespassing. Lincoln County Judge Kent Turnbull set $50,000 bonds for the two.

Denson was arraigned for resisting arrest, obstruction and trespassing.

Foggs was cited, booked and released for obstruction of police, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a dangerous weapon during a drug violation.

Police and prosecutors are studying the evidence. Deputy County Attorney Austen Leighty said more charges are likely to be filed.


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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 2/11/2013
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