Grand Island man to federal court on drug, weapons charges
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A Grand Island man connected to a rash of local drug overdoses including one death now faces federal charges.
In March, Grand Island police investigated the death of a 40-year-old old homeless man, the overdose of a 20-year-old man, who was transported to the emergency room, and the overdose of a 17-year-old girl who was found unresponsive, but recovered following resuscitation efforts.
They later arrested Mohamed Ahmed, 19, following a search warrant to his apartment in the 300 block of South Walnut.
A federal detention order indicated that Ahmed was arrested Tuesday and was charged with a drug crime. The exact charges were not available from an online federal court database.
According to an arrest affidavit filed in Hall County, Ahmed is a documented gang member.
During a search of his residence in March, Grand Island police found pills related to the overdose incidents which appeared to be black market pills sold as Percocet, although their actual contents were the subject of the police investigation. Police also found three firearms. An affidavit indicated one was reported stolen, one was spray painted covering the serial number and the last one had the serial number scratched off.
Police officers also located a large amount of marijuana, THC vape cartridges, cocaine, pills, packaging, scales and approximately $1,600 in the apartment.
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