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Bluffs Couple Arrested After Cops Find Two Pounds Pot, Guns During Weekend Disturbance

Bluffs Couple Arrested After Cops Find Two Pounds Pot, Guns During Weekend Disturbance

A Scottsbluff couple is facing charges after a weekend domestic disturbance call brings police to their home, and officers discover a large amount of marijuana and related products upon entering the residence.

Court documents say officers were called to the 600 block of West 19th Street shortly after midnight Saturday, and said they could hear Quentin Biery and Angelina Palomo yelling at each other, with Palomo telling Biery to quit hitting her and to get away.

Investigators say when they knocked Biery came outside and locked the door, but the officers could smell marijuana inside.

After being allowed inside, Biery was arrested for domestic assault when officers saw Palomo had a swollen eye and scratch marks, and a search of Biery uncovered more than $3,100 cash in two bundles on his person.

A search warrant then obtained for the house yielded nearly 1,100 grams of marijuana, plus 2 packages of THC wax, 7 packages of shatter, 2 packages of THC edibles, 24 packages of THC cartridges plus other items that included a scale, packaging material and two handguns.

Biery and Palomo are charged with possession of more than a pound of marijuana, distribution of marijuana, possession of a firearm during a class 2 drug felony and possession of a stolen firearm, all felonies.

Both were also charged with two misdemeanor counts of negligent child abuse, as two children were in the home asleep at the time of their arrest, and they made their initial appearance in Scotts Bluff County Court Monday afternoon.

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