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Hastings man arrested on drug charges in Grand Island

Tony Perez, of Hastings, was arrested on drug charges in Grand Island.
Tony Perez, of Hastings, was arrested on drug charges in Grand Island.(Hall County Department of Corrections)
Published: May. 19, 2022 at 3:19 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - A Hastings man is facing drug charges after being arrested Tuesday night by Grand Island Police.

GIPD said around 8 p.m., officers observed a motorcycle speeding through a residential area without caution of the traffic around him.

When police attempted to contact the driver, identified as 33-year-old Tony Perez, in the 1400 block of West John St., the officer witnessed Perez discarding property and trying to hide behind a vehicle.

Police located 18 grams of methamphetamine, 31.2 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia (baggies, digital scale and glass bong).

After Perez was contacted, a state inquiry found that he had a suspended driver’s license. A Miranda interview of Perez revealed that he had been distributing quantities of marijuana and methamphetamine.

Perez was arrested for Careless Driving, DDS, Drug Paraphernalia, Possession Controlled Substance w/Intent-Marijuana and Possession Controlled Substance w/Intent-Meth.

The address where he was found at was the same home of Vincent Nagel. Nagel was arrested in late April following a shooting at Island Inn Motel. Police had served a warrant at his address on W. John where they recovered drugs among other items.

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