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KEARNEY — A Kearney woman faces a methamphetamine distribution charge after a report that she left a child unattended.

Angel Poore, 38, is charged in Buffalo County Court with felony distribution of meth Friday in Kearney. She was contacted at about 8:30 p.m. following a report that a child had allegedly been left unattended in a parking lot in the 10 block of West 39th Street.546250368a108_image

Court records outline the case against her:

Police were called to the parking lot where they saw the unlocked car in the parking lot with its engine running and a crying 2-year-old child secured in his safety seat. Based on prior contacts, police knew Poore was the owner of the car and went inside the nearby store to locate her.

Police located Poore inside the store coming out of the men’s restroom. Inside the restroom, police found numerous small plastic bags and store merchandise packaging in the trash.

Poore then left the store and officers contacted her near the car. She and the child were placed into a police cruiser. A K-9 unit arrived at the scene. After the dog indicated drugs in the car, police seized a kit that allegedly contained three small bags with a white rock crystallized substance. The substance field tested positive for meth.

Many similar plastic bags and a digital scale were located in the car. Poore also allegedly had $330 in cash in her jeans pocket along with store merchandise.

Poore denied leaving the child unattended by saying a family member was with her in the car. Police were unable to locate that family member.

Poore was arrested and taken into custody, and the child was released to family members. In addition to being arrested on the drug allegation, she also was cited for child abuse and shoplifting.

Late this morning, Poore remained at the Buffalo County Jail on 10 percent of a $30,000 bond. She must post $3,000 to be freed.

Poore is scheduled to appear in court later this month.

If convicted on the drug charge, and if she isn’t placed on probation, she faces one to 50 years in prison.





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