Large Drug Bust Near Elementary School

By: 10/11 News Email
By: 10/11 News Email

Lincoln Police made a significant drug bust just blocks away from an elementary school.

LPD officers and the SWAT team served a search warrant at 2:45 a.m.Wednesday at 1315 F Street.

They arrested Jeffery Buford for a number of drug offenses, including possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver within 1000 feet of a school.

10/11 spoke with some parents near McPhee Elementary, and they said it's a concern to hear about a drug bust so close to where children learn.

But Joe Wright, Director of Security for LPS, said parents have nothing to worry about.

"It didn't have any affect on McPhee or any of our schools or any of our students," Wright said.

Wright said LPS is constantly on the lookout for suspicious activity, especially any time students are on or near school grounds.

"Any of the kids are outside," Wright said, "or any of the doors are open for the beginning and ending of school, we have staff outside in radio communication with each other.

"Part of their job is not only to look at the kids, but always watch the perimeter of the school to make sure nobody is loitering around or trying to sell kids drugs."

Police found more than 160 grams of crack-cocaine in Buford's apartment, along with $1,000 cash and a small amount of marijuana.

The apartment building sits just 700 feet from McPhee elementary. Police do not believe Buford sold drugs to students.


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