Authorities have arrested a Lincoln couple suspected of selling pounds of methamphetamine from their Havelock home.
The Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force arrested Tanille S. Tilford and Inocencio Segura Jimenez earlier this month after a search of their home at 4001 N. 71st St. turned up 179.1 grams of meth buried in the backyard, as well as a plastic bag of marijuana, a small amount of cocaine, 31 hydrocodone pills, a digital scale, $781 and multiple IOUs, according to affidavits for their arrest written by Police Officer Anthony Gratz.
Inocencio Segura Jimenez
A confidential informant told Lincoln police the couple picked up about 4 pounds of meth a week from North Platte, then fronted the drugs to customers in Lincoln and collected money from them later, according to a search warrant affidavit.
As part of their investigation, authorities pulled garbage from the curb in front of the house on Sept. 4 and found layers of clear and green plastic wrap covered in electrical tape and a metal container with a lid covered in electrical tape, materials commonly used for transporting drugs, the search warrant affidavit says.
Authorities also found a plastic bag with marijuana fibers in it and a straw with one end cut to an angle, a device often used as a scoop for measuring meth.
Tilford, 25, is charged with three counts of drug possession for the meth, pills and cocaine. Jimenez has been charged with possession of meth.
Officers found children at the house during the Sept. 5 search, and both Tilford and Jimenez have been cited for child abuse.
Tilford paid 10 percent of a $50,000 bond Sept. 10 and was released from jail. Jimenez remains in jail on a bond of 10 percent of $150,000. They both are set for a preliminary hearing in early October.
Tilford does not have a listed phone number. Attorneys representing Tilford and Jimenez could not be reached for comment.