Drug and theft arrests reported in Harlan


February 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Harlan Police Department reports an Omaha man was arrested Tuesday, on drug charges. 20-year old Brian Sheehan was taken into custody following a traffic stop, on charges that included: Possession of a Controlled Substance; Possession with the Intent to Deliver; and, Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp. Sheehan made his initial appearance in court Wednesday, and was released on $10,000 bond. His preliminary hearing was set for Feb. 23rd.

And, 31-year old Erica Lacey, of Harlan, was charged Monday with Theft in the 5th Degree, following an investigation by Harlan Police, into a complaint a clutch purse containing $60 cash and a gift card, were missing from a resident’s room at the Elm Crest Retirement Home. No other information on the charge was available through the Iowa Courts On-line system.

Authorities in Harlan report also, 25-year old Devin Stahl, of Harlan, was cited January 28th, for carrying concealed weapons. Officials say a Harlan Police Officer conducting a traffic stop found two double-edged knives allegedly concealed on Stahl’s ankle. The knives were seized, and a complaint filed with the clerk of court.