Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Genoa Man Arrested

A Genoa-area man is now incarcerated at the Lincoln County Jail in Hugo after being arrested on felony drug and weapons possession charges last week.

On Friday May 2, the Hugo Marshal's Office, with assistance from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, executed search warrants at two residences north of the town of Genoa in unincorporated Lincoln County.  The resident, Roger W. Bruch, was taken into custody on scene without incident for an outstanding misdemeanor theft warrant.

“During the searches, numerous firearms were seized, along with evidence of an extensive cultivation operation of hallucinogenic mushrooms.” Marshal Joy Hemby said.  “Also seized was a quantity of marijuana in excess of two ounces.”

Bruch was subsequently charged with Unlawful Distributing, Manufacturing, Dispensing or Sale of a Controlled Substance, which is a Level 3 Drug Felony; Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, which is a Level 4 Drug Felony; six counts of Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender, which are each Class 5 Felonies; and Possession of Marijuana, More Than Two Ounces, which is a Level I Drug Misdemeanor.

Bruch was transported to the Lincoln County Jail and required to post a total of $260,000 cash-only bond. He made his first appearance on the charges at the Lincoln County Courthouse on Monday, May 5.

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