Colorado man arrested by WING

A 40 year old Colorado man was taken into custody Friday morning north of Big Springs with over 50 pounds of marijuana from Colorado, a handgun, drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine.

According to the WING Drug Task Force, at approximately 10:00 Friday morning, Gene Howard of Sterling was arrested by members of the WING Drug Task Force with assistance from the Deuel County Sheriff's Office and the uniform division of the Nebraska State Patrol.

On Thursday, WING investigators received information that Howard was wanted on a parole violation from the Colorado Dept. Of Corrections and would possibly be enroute to Nebraska. Surveillance units tracked Howard in Nebraska and he was taken into custody north of Big Springs.

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