Search for brass knuckles in Harlan unveils drugs, cash and a gun – 3 arrested


January 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Authorities say three people were arrested following the execution of  search warrant at a residence in Harlan, last Friday ( Jan.11th).  According to the Harlan Police Department, the search warrant to locate brass knuckles was issued following a confrontation that took place in downtown Harlan. Authorities conducted the search at 911 Market Street, Apartment C.During their investigation, officers discovered drugs, drug paraphernalia, cash and a sawed off shotgun. Authorities are also looking at the serial numbers of some electronic items that were found in the home, to see if they were stolen.

Taken into custody was 50 year old Jeffrey R. Pape of Omaha, 49 year old Christina L. Hansen and 56 year old Robert C. Stahl, both of Harlan. Hansen and Pape were charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, distribution of a controlled substance, 8 counts of prescription drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of an offensive weapon and prohibited acts. Stahl was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

All three suspects were taken to the Shelby County Jail. If convicted, Hansen and Pape face a maximum of 43 years in prison and additional fines of $22,600. Stahl faces a max sentence of 2 years and fines totaling $3,100.