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Area law enforcement, in cooperation with the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force, arrested three people on drug charges this week.

Beatrice Police Lt. Mike Oliver said Dennis Stege, Jarod Hicks and London Maguire were each arrested, while authorities are still searching for a fourth suspect the task force was after.

Oliver said all three were arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, and that Stege was also arrested for child abuse since drugs were in reach of a child. The arrests were made on Tuesday.

Oliver said the task force, which includes police, deputies and federal marshals, can provide additional resources to get offenders off the streets.

“It’s good to get the criminals off the street,” he said. They have time to do surveillance and kind of watch these people. They don’t normally have permanent addresses. They just float from house to house. If you happen to run across them, you do. If you don’t, you don’t. (The task force) has the time to come in and be able to run surveillance and track them down.”



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