Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Nevada Police Department Investigate Drug Distribution Near Bryan Elementary

On Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Nevada Police Department executed a search warrant in regards to the distribution of narcotics within 1000 feet of a school.

The Nevada Police Department investigations division received information about illegal drug activity in the 600 block of west Ashland St. Information was given to officers that a large amount of marijuana was being dealt out of the house between Bryan Elementary and Nevada High School. Nevada Police were able to secure a search warrant for the property.

During the search of the residence officers recovered dozens of pieces of drug paraphernalia laying throughout the house that were accessible to a minor child in the house. With the help from the Nevada Fire Department a safe was opened and officers located a felony amount of marijuana inside. 

Law enforcement also recovered stolen property from inside the residence. Nevada Police communicated with the Vernon County Juvenile Office and the Department of Social Services to coordinate a safe place for the minor child in the home.

The following subjects were taken into custody at the scene; 29 year old, Nevada resident, Kenneth Stewart, and 22 year old, Nevada resident, Sarah Estep. They were transported to the Vernon County Jail for holding.

Nevada Police applied for the warrants on the following subjects and the charges are as follows.


Kenneth Stewart; Distributing a Controlled Substance near a school, Felony-A, Keeping or maintaining a public nuisance Felony-C, Endangering the welfare of a child creating substantial risk Felony-C, Unlawful Possession of a firearm Felony-C, Receiving stolen property Misdemeanor-A. Stewart’s bond is set at $250,500 Cash only. 

Sarah Estep; Distributing a Controlled Substance near a school, Felony-A, Keeping or maintaining a public nuisance Felony-C, Endangering the welfare of a child creating substantial risk Felony-C, Receiving stolen property Misdemeanor-A. Stewart’s bond is set at $250,500 Cash only. 

Citizens are encouraged to contact the police if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime.

For questions regarding crime prevention techniques or to start a Neighborhood Watch Program, contact the Nevada Police Department at 417- 448 – 5100. 

To report criminal activities call 911 or us the Tip Hotline 417- 448 - 5117.  Any and all information will be kept confidential.