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On 01/21/2023 at 1428 hours, Seward AST conducted a traffic stop on the Seward Highway in Seward. The driver was identified as Scott T. Atherton, 32 YOA of Seward. The investigation revealed Atherton was in possession of Fentanyl pills with the intent to distribute. Further investigation revealed Atherton got the Fentanyl from Amber E. Massingale, 34 YOA of Seward. A search warrant was executed at Massingale’s residence in Seward. The search warrant resulted in the seizure of $174 US currency, a digital pocket scale, packaging materials, multiple ledgers, Suboxone, and amphetamine. Atherton was placed under arrest for one count of misconduct involving controlled substances (MICS) in the second degree. Massingale was placed under arrest for one count of MICS in the second degree, one count of MICS in the third degree, and one count of MICS in the fourth degree. Both were remanded to the Seward City Jail.
Posted on 1/22/2023 3:17:24 AM by DPS\jlyavorsky