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Cameron Alexander
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Malik Bragg

Charges were drastically reduced Monday against two suspected drug dealers, Malik Bragg, 20 and Cameron Alexander, 25, before they were convicted in Lincoln County District Court.

Bragg and Alexander, along with Taureen Jones, 20, were arrested Oct. 25 after North Platte police found marijuana, oxycodone, a handgun and $3,000 in cash in their car.

Their car was stopped because it did not have a front license plate, according to the police report.

The three men were initially charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute. And as the gun owner, Alexander was initially charged with possession of a handgun in the commission of a felony.

In court Monday, Bragg pled guilty to the reduced charge of attempted possession of oxycodone. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail.

Alexander did not contest charges of marijuana possession, carrying a concealed weapon and misdemeanor child abuse. A three-year old child was in the car. Alexander was driving and therefore responsible.

Birch sentenced Alexander to 90 days for marijuana possession and 200 days for both child abuse and carrying a concealed weapon. Then he set all those sentences to run at the same time.

Defense Attorney Russ Jones said both clients needed time to report to jail to serve their time. Birch consented to the request, giving them until noon April 24.

The third man, Taureen Jones, 20, still faces charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, as well as possession of oxycodone, but those charges are likely to be reduced too.

Russ Jones said the county offered a plea agreement but he and his client need more time to consider the offer.

 


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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 4/10/2017
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