Explosives, cash, $30K in drugs found in rural Lancaster County

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Authorities seized over $30,000 worth of drugs, $11,000 in cash, homemade explosive devices and a loaded handgun Monday night in southeast Nebraska.

The Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force served a warrant in the 11100 block of S. 14th Street in Roca.

Investigators found three adults inside the residence, including the homeowner 56-year-old Timothy Moore. All three were detained.  

During a search of the residence, investigators say they located 329.7 grams of methamphetamine with estimated street value of $29,000, 224.3 grams of marijuana with estimated street value of $4,000, 21 Diazepam tablets, three Alprazolam tablets, two Clonazepam tablets, over $11,000 cash, and a loaded .45 caliber handgun.  

Investigators also requested assistance from the fire inspector after finding 24 homemade explosive devices that were in violation of state statute.

Moore was also found to be a convicted felon, which prohibited him from possessing a firearm. 

Investigators also located an additional $576 in cash on his person upon further investigation. Moore was arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, possession of a firearm during a felony drug law violation, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, possession of a destructive device, possession of money while violating a drug law, and four counts of possession of a controlled substance.

During a search of the residence, a purse was located belonging to 59-year-old Betsy Fowler, of North Platte, who had been detained by investigators.

Inside the purse investigators say they found 0.4 grams of methamphetamine.  Fowler was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.  

The third adult was released without any charges.   

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