Possession of a Controlled Substance, Child Neglect
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, November 22, 2022; 3:38 PM
LOCATION: 2012 W. Cedar Rd.
OFFENSE: Possession of a Controlled Substance, Child Neglect CASE #: 2022-6144
On Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at approximately 3:39 PM Gage County Sheriff’s Deputies went to 2012 W. Cedar Rd. for a check welfare of two young children who were reported to be living in poor conditions with adults also reported to be using methamphetamine in the residence. An initial investigation was conducted, and three adults and two children, ages 11 months and 3 years old, were located at the residence. After the initial investigation, a search warrant was obtained for the residence. Suspected methamphetamine pipes, a marijuana pipe, and plastic baggies with meth and marijuana residue were located in the residence.
Deputies found the ground floor of the residence to be full of dirty clothes and the floor was dirty and grimy. There were clothes and other personal items strewn all about the floors in the house. A faint smell of urine and odor of rotten food was present throughout the entire residence and there was trash and food on the floor in some of the rooms. The kitchen sink and counters were stacked with dirty dishes and the sink contained standing dirty water that had a scummy surface bubbling up. The children’s bedroom floor contained animal feces and was cluttered with trash, dirty dishes, and toys all across the floor.
- Jocelyn Hatfield, age 22, for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and two counts of Child Neglect.
- Diana Markey, age 23, for Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
- James Lopez, age 24, for Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
The two children were placed with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Hatfield, Markey, and Lopez were all lodged in the Gage County Detention Center.
Inv. Matthew Ernst, #90315
Sheriff Millard “Gus” Gustafson #903