Student arrested for possession, intent to deliver controlled substances

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NORTH PLATTE -- Troopers and Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Mid Plains Community College student after finding multiple controlled substances in a vehicle and dorm room.

At the request of MPCC, troopers conducted a K9 sniff of a parking lot on campus on Thursday afternoon. The NSP K9 detected the odor of a controlled substance coming from a 2013 Dodge Dart. During a search of the vehicle, which belongs to Trey Bahler, 19, of Lamar, troopers found two grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

A search warrant was then executed on Bahler’s dorm room after MPCC staff found drug paraphernalia and marijuana edibles in the room.

Investigators located ten grams of marijuana, eleven doses of suspected marijuana edibles, approximately one pint of suspected hash butter, one dose of suspected LSD, additional drug paraphernalia, and more than $5,000 of suspected drug money.

Bahler was arrested on multiple charges, including possession of hashish with intent to deliver, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Other charges may be added pending lab testing. He was lodged in Lincoln County Jail.

Chuck Salestrom, Mid-Plains Community College Associate Area VP Public Information and Marketing, says, “Our housing staff are continuously monitoring our student residents throughout the year and we thank the Nebraska State Patrol for their response to our request for assistance and action. We believe this was an isolated and unfortunate situation. We take issues such as these very seriously and college personnel are cooperating with the NSP in their investigation.”