Orleans Man Arrested Following Multi-Agency Investigation

Orleans Man Arrested Following Multi-Agency Investigation

November 17, 2021
Lexington, NEB.
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Nebraska State Patrol investigators, working with the CODE Task Force, have arrested an Orleans man following an investigation into reports of juveniles purchasing THC and Nicotine products from an adult.

The investigation began earlier this month, when the Lexington Police Department received reports that juveniles were possessing THC and Nicotine vape products. That investigation developed information that the juveniles were purchasing the products from a subject with whom they had connected via social media.

Investigators were able to identify the subject as Hector Lugo, 22, of Orleans, Nebraska. A search warrant was served at Lugo’s residence in Orleans, where investigators located THC vape cartridges, more than six pounds of THC edibles, a large machete, drug paraphernalia, and apparent drug money. A warrant was then issued for Lugo’s arrest.

On Tuesday, November 16, Lugo was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person, and possession of money during a drug violation. He was lodged in Dawson County Jail.

The CODE Task Force, Lexington Police Department, Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, Harlan County Sheriff's Office, and Nebraska State Patrol cooperated in this investigation.

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