Orleans man accused of selling THC products to juveniles

(Orleans, NE) -- An Orleans, Nebraska man is behind bars following an investigation into reports of juveniles purchasing THC and Nicotine products from an adult.

The Nebraska State Patrol says the investigation began earlier this month, when the Lexington Police Department received reports that juveniles were buying THC and Nicotine vape products. Investigators say the investigation developed information that the juveniles were purchasing the products from someone they had connected with via social media.

Investigators were able to identify the suspect as 22 year old Hector Lugo, of Orleans, Nebraska. The NSP says a search warrant was served at Lugo’s residence in Orleans, where investigators found THC vape cartridges, over 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, 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 and Nebraska State Patrol participated in the investigation.

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