Members of the Alliance Police Department and other local Law Enforcement investigated drug distribution activity occurring throughout the city on Thursday. According to a news release from the Alliance Police, the investigation found an indiviual who was distributing the drugs, was staying at the Quality Inn, in Alliance. The Quality Inn is a part of the Alliance Police Hotel Partnership Program and assisted in the safety process.
Officers with the Alliance Police Deparment executed a search warrant on a hotel room around 11 am, Thursday. One adult male was arrested. One firearm, one car, over $2,000 cash, methamphetamine, and at least 75 fentanyl pills were seized.
Alliance Chief of Police Phillip Lukens said, “The community has identified drugs as the number one concern in our recent community survey. We are listening and we are doing something about it. We will not tolerate this behavior in our beautiful community. Fentanyl is very addictive and deadly. I want to thank our community members, businesses and churches for stepping up and helping us prevent crime and disorder. We are seeing progress. I especially want to thank the Quality Inn for accommodating us, to ensure the safety of all who were in the facility was paramount.”
The Alliance Police Department was assisted by Box Butte County Sheriff’s deputies, Nebraska State Patrol and Nebraska Game and Parks.