Harlan men arrested on drug charges

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May 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Police in Harlan report a Harlan man was arrested May 7th after authorities received word someone was breaking into a residence on 12th Street. Officers took 47-year old Larry Finstad into custody on Aggravated Misdemeanor charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of burglary tools, and a Class D felony charge of Burglary in the 3rd degree. Finstad posted a $5,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court for his preliminary hearing on May 24th, but a request for a continuance is currently pending court approval.

The Harlan P.D. reports also, 38-year old Bryan Croft, of Harlan, was arrested May 6th, after authorities received word of a man standing in the middle of Highways 44 and 59. Croft was taken into custody on Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Carrying weapons charges. Croft pled not guilty to the Serious Misdemeanor charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and is scheduled for trial on that charge on November 13th. His initial appearance in court on the remaining Aggravated Serious Misdemeanor charges is scheduled to take place May 31st.