Drug investigations lasting almost two years in the Fairbury area have led to the arrests of 11 people in the past week, including seven Monday.
According to a news release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, on the morning of the February 7th, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Fairbury Police Department and the Joint Fugitive Task Force - made up of officers from the Nebraska State Patrol and the U.S. Marshal’s Service - served 5 outstanding drug arrest warrants. The Fugitive Task Force is made up of Officers from the Nebraska State Patrol and the U.S. Marshal’s Service. The Sheriff’s Office served two drug warrants on February 2 and the Fairbury Police Department served one drug warrant on February 2 and another on February 6.
Jefferson County Chief Deputy Matthew Schultz said 10 of the people arrested were selling marijuana and/or prescription drugs to the same informant.
On February 2, the following people from Fairbury were arrested for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance: 20-year-old David S. Fentress, 31-year-old Amy L. Barker, and 51-year-old Steven D. Boomgaarn Sr. All three are still in custody at the Jefferson County Jail.
35-year-old Shanon Branson was arrested on February 6 for aiding and abetting a felony. She was released on a personal recognizance bond, meaning she was released after making a promise to return to court when required.
On February 7, 41-year-old Jan V. Henderson and 34-year-old Jeanie Kearn, both of Fairbury and 38-year-old Michael D. Blake of Alexandria, were all arrested for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. All three were released on personal recognizance bonds.
On that same day, 24-year-old Trampes L. McCardle was arrested for three counts of possession with intent to deliver controlled substance and 46-year-old Roger A. Roland was arrested for two counts of possession with intent to deliver controlled substance. Both are also from Fairbury. Roland was released on a personal recognizance bond and McCardle was released on a $5,000 bond.
25-year-old Christopher M. Chambers of Lincoln was arrested for two counts of possession with intent to deliver controlled substance on February 7. He was arrested by U.S. marshals in Lincoln on Monday and remains in the Lancaster County Jail until he is transported to the Jefferson County Jail.
46-year-old Frederic P. Edmundson of Hanover, Kansas brought the total number of people arrested from this investigation up to 11. Edmundson turned himself in at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and was also arrested on February 7 for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. He was released on a personal recognizance bond.