Area residents charged following narcotics search

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Two area residents have been charged with felonies after the execution of a narcotics search at a residence in Waverly in December of 2017.
A probable cause statement obtained from the Lafayette County Circuit Court states that during the search of a residence located in the 100 block of East Cedar Street on Dec. 28, Waverly Police officers — aided by Lafayette County Sheriff’s deputies — reportedly found a baggie with approximately 2 grams of methamphetamine and other drug-related paraphernalia.
During the investigation, a resident of the home, Austin Dankenbring, 23, and Michael Nupp, 44, of Concordia, each were arrested, and reportedly stated they had consumed some of the drug prior to the search.
According to online court documents, Nupp and Dankenbring have each been charged with a class D felony for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Except 35 Grams or Less of Marijuana or Synthetic Cannabinoid, and a drug-related misdemeanor. Bond for Dankenbring was set at $15,000. Nupp’s bond was set at $7,500.
Unofficial online court documents also show that each defendant appeared for arraignment hearings on Dec. 29, where they each entered pleas of not guilty. The documents state Nupp’s cause was continued for a case-hearing scheduled at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 3, while Dankenbring’s cause is scheduled to continue with case-hearing at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10. Each proceeding is scheduled to be held at Lafayette County Circuit Court in Lexington.
Editor’s note: Charges contained in reports provided by law enforcement officials are not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting charges must be presented before a jury, whose duty is to determine if the accused is guilty or not guilty of the charges.

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