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Three Chadron adults arrested on felony drug and child abuse charges

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3 Chadron adults are behind bars, after police find drugs, paraphernalia, and no heating system in a trailer where three children live.

Chadron police officers received drug information on a trailer house located at 154 Maple Street in Chadron. A search warrant was served late in the evening on December 17, 2013. Officers located less than one ounce of suspected marijuana, and drug paraphernalia (two snort tubes), which field tested positive for methamphetamine.

While in the house, officers found several minor children along with four adults; 31 year old Tara Broberg, 74 year old Fred Broberg, 25 year old Marcus Bordeaux and 22 year old Justin Lame.

Officers also found that the heating system in the trailer house was not operational and the occupants were heating the trailer house, with several electrical plug in heaters as well as a 150,000 BTU garage/outdoor tube style propane heater, which was located in the kitchen are near the main hallway alongside three propane bottles.

Several areas inside the trailer house had exposed electrical wiring and the secondary exit was partially blocked by clothing and other items. One room inside the residence had a large hole in the floor leading directly to the exposed ground under the trailer house. The overall condition of the house was very poor.

Based on the information received and the subsequent investigation at the house, Tara Broberg, Marcus Bordeaux, and Justin Lame were arrested for: felony child abuse, felony possession of suspected methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of suspected marijuana less than one ounce.

Tara Broberg's three minor children were placed in the custody of Nebraska Health and Human Services.

The Nebraska State Patrol, the Dawes County Attorney's Office and the WING HIDTA Drug and Violent Crime Task Force (which is partially funded through a grant from the Nebraska Crime Commission) assisted the Chadron Police Department.

 

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