KEARNEY — Two Kearney women are free on bond after turning themselves in Wednesday after a seizure of cash, drugs and weapons from their Kearney house.
Megan Rodehorst and Kayla Mitchem, both 18, surrendered at the Buffalo County Jail. Buffalo County Court records indicate they each were later released on 10 percent of a $25,000 bond – $2,500.
They both are scheduled to appear in court in April.
Each woman is charged with felony distribution of marijuana and felony distribution of marijuana while in possession of a firearm, and possession of drug paraphernalia, an infraction.
Rodehorst also is charged with felony prohibited acts for possessing $408 in cash.
Mitchem also faces charges of felony distribution of hashish, and felony prohibited acts for possessing $16,550 in cash.
According to records Rodehorst and Mitchem both live at the house in the 1400 block of East 42nd Street where police served a search warrant last Friday confiscating drugs, cash and weapons. Three Kearney men, Joshua G. Ross, 19, Elijah Alexander Cortez Thompson, 18, and Dakota W. Welsh, 20, all have been charged in connection with the search warrant, which was served by members of the Central Nebraska Drug and Safe Streets Drug Task Force.
Records say the task force received information that shipments of drugs were being sent to the house in northeast Kearney. On Friday, officers made contact with the residents.
When Mitchem answered the door, records say, officers detected the strong odor of marijuana coming from inside. Officers entered the house and detained the residents, obtained a search warrant signed by a judge, and searched the home around 11 a.m.