BEATRICE – Police, sheriff’s officers, fire and rescue personnel converged on a trailer home in west Beatrice early Sunday evening. Sergeant Wes Henning says an investigation focused on the second in a row of trailer homes, off the west side of Sherman Street.
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Two Beatrice Fire and Rescue ambulances, a fire truck, several Beatrice Police and Gage County Sheriff’s vehicles blocked off Sherman Street, between West Court and Mary Streets. Henning said authorities early last night were investigating what caused the two men to become unresponsive. Shortly after the incident, police were questioning them, next to a patrol car across the street from the trailer home.
Beatrice Fire Chief Brian Daake says department personnel were sent partly to make sure no one else was in the home.
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Henning says at least one of the men resided at the trailer home. Sergeant Jay Murphy said police determined the matter to be a drug-related issue, after speaking with the men and other witnesses. Police then obtained a search warrant for a home in the 1200 block of Ella Street.
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Drugs found at the Ella Street home included marijuana and methamphetamine.
The two men who were unresponsive at the west Beatrice trailer home have not been arrested, at this time.
The call sending officers and EMS personnel to the scene came in at 5:48 p.m. The two men who had been unresponsive, was taken to Beatrice Community Hospital. One was later transferred to a Lincoln hospital. Their conditions were not available.
Officials were on the scene until at least seven p.m.