Thanks to new chemical analyzer, YPD officers recognized fentanyl was present at scene of investigation

YORK – Thanks to a recent purchase of a new, high-tech chemical analyzer, York Police officers recognized fentanyl was present at a recent investigation scene.

According to the York Police Department, officers responded to a shoplifting situation at 101 East David Drive, during which they contacted three individuals from Lincoln. During the investigation, the officers recovered stolen items and found a white powder substance, which field-testing procedures indicated to be an illegal narcotic substance.

The police department recently purchase the laser substance analyzer which identifies dangerous narcotics. Further testing of the substance was conducted utilizing the analyzer, which determined the seized substance contained fentanyl and methamphetamine.

Martel Lomisen, 62, was cited for accessory to a Class 4 felony and false reporting.

Aubrey Kinnet, 37, was arrested for theft by shoplifting, two counts of possession of a Schedule 2 controlled substance and false reporting.

Allison Bowden, 63, was arrested for theft by shoplifting, two counts of possession of a Schedule 2 controlled substance and possession of a security device counter-measure.

The YPD said, “We commend the efforts of our officers as they diligently work to keep our community safe. Equally as important, we commend our city leaders as they support our police officers and provide the tools to keep them and the community safe. Without the laser analyzer, our officers would not have known they were interacting with fentanyl.”

 

 

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