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Logan Reed
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Austin M. Welch

Logan Reed appeared in Lincoln County District Court Monday for sentencing on two felony drug charges for possession of a controlled substance and intent to deliver.

Reed, 19, was implicated on Feb. 20 in the distribution of marijuana from a house in the 100 block of S. Chestnut, along with Austin Welch, 20.

Officers went looking for Welch after Welch failed to take care of a speeding ticket. They found marijuana and paraphernalia in the house, including pipes and bongs, digital scales and packaging material.

They later learned that Reed was also involved in the marijuana operation.

Harling told Lincoln County District Court Judge Richard Birch that Reed was enrolling in drug court. Based on that, Birch deferred sentencing pending completion of drug court.



Austin Welch, 20, was convicted of a reduced charge of attempted possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

Defense attorney Russ Jones said his client would not contest the reduced charge.

Per the agreement, Welch waived his right to a pre-sentence investigation.

Birch sentenced him to 180 days in jail, plus court costs, giving him credit for 20 days served. Jones asked that Welch be allowed time to finish some personal business before reporting to jail.

Rowlands told him to report at 9 a.m. on June 30.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 6/23/2014
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