Citizen Tip Leads To Chadron Drug Arrest


CHADRON – A Chadron woman is in the Dawes County jail on drug charges, thanks to a citizen’s tip that led to a police investigation. Brittany Priestly is being held for possession of methamphetamine with bail at $10,000.

Chadron Police Officer Brewer Newton says police received a citizen tip about a lot of come-and-go traffic from a Chadron residence.

The ensuing investigation resulted in a search warrant raid on the home and the seizure of a white crystal-like substance in a glass pipe that field tested positively for meth. Drug paraphernalia was also seized.

Officers then arrested Priestly and gave citations to 3 other individuals – Gabe No Leaf, Colin Ladeaux and April Thunder Hawk – for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.