Harlan men arrested on drug charges this week


May 20th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Police in Harlan report two Harlan men were arrested Wednesday (May 18th), on drug charges. Officials say 25-year old Shane Hill and 18-year old Adam Scheffler were taken into custody following a traffic stop.

Scheffler was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Hill was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and cited for improper tail lamps on his vehicle. Both men were brought to the Shelby County Jail.

Authorities in Harlan report also, 35-year old Shane Gordon Lester, of Council Bluffs, was arrested last Sunday (May 15th), at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan, after police were called to the facility’s emergency room, where a female was being treated for a broken arm, allegedly caused by Lester, who officials say is the woman’s boyfriend. Shane Lester was charged with Felony Domestic Abuse Assault Causing Bodily Injury, 3rd or subsequent offense. He was taken to the Shelby County Jail, posted a $2,000 bond on Monday, and was scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on June 2nd. He was also ordered not to have contact with the alleged victim.

And, on May 5th, Harlan Police cited 18-year old Dustin Muell, of Panama, for providing tobacco to a person under the age of 18. Muell was cited for the offense, and released.