Search warrants for drugs were served at two Grand Island businesses, and this time authorities were looking for something other than the usual street drugs.
The Central Nebraska Drug and Safe Streets Task Force, in cooperation with "CANDO" -- the Compact for the Apprehension of Narcotics Dealers and Offenders -- searched the South Locust Street Super Acapulco store and South Wheeler Street's Sanchez Plaza for what authorities call illegal "legend" drugs.
"Legend" drugs may be the same ones you take legally when purchased with a prescription.
"Legend drugs are drugs that require a prescription, but they're not a schedule one through five drug of the D.E.A.," explained Grand Island Police Department officer Butch Hurst.
Scheduled drugs are not considered legitimate for medical use.
Super Acapulco was closed for business, and search warrant inspections appeared to be in progress when our cameras visited the store shortly after the public was notified of the issuance of the warrants.
Sanchez Plaza was open today, but its owner refused to comment.
Some residents in the neighborhood said the store seemed to be a normal convenience mart.
"We go every day to buy the drinks and that stuff. It's a good store, you know. I don't see illegal stuff. We went to it all the time, you know. We buy drink or take food. It's a good store, you know. I don't see any drugs they're selling," commented Sanchez Plaza customer and neighbor Muqtar Maalin.
Results of the searches and announcements of arrests -- if any -- have not yet been made by the Hall County Attorney's Office.