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Two Busted In Dix On Meth, Marijuana Charges

A search warrant led to the arrest last Friday, March 1, of Darrell and Teresa Johnson of Dix.

According to the arrest affidavit, Nebraska State Patrol Trooper Grabill and other troopers and Kimball County deputies executed a search warrant about 4:20 p.m. in the 100 block of Cedar Street in Dix.

The affidavit stated that a man identified as 61-year-old Darrell G. Johnson greeted Grabill. The trooper then located a female, who was identified as Teresa Johnson.

The warrant states that, in the top dresser drawer of the master bedroom, a brown leather pouch contained plastic baggies with suspected methamphetamine residue that was field tested positive as meth. Located in the second drawer were two plastic baggies with a clear crystal substance that was field tested as meth as well.

The affidavit also stated that on the top of the dresser, in plain view, were one plastic short tube and one clear plastic baggie, both with residue. Next to the bed inside the right side of the nightstand was a glass, multicolored marijuana pipe with residue, and on the left side of the nightstand was another multicolored marijuana pipe with residue. Additional suspected marijuana paraphernalia also were found in that room.

In the front living room area were numerous suspected marijuana paraphernalia items, including grinders, pipes and plastic baggies with meth residue.

And in a spare bedroom, officer said they found additional plastic baggies with meth residue and drug paraphernalia.

The Johnsons were arrested based on the contraband items being easily accessible to both occupants and in plain view, the affidavit said.

Both suspects were placed under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled substance-meth, possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.