Two Las Vegas men jailed on multiple drug & weapon charges

Two Las Vegas men jailed on multiple drug & weapon charges
Courtesy/Dawson County Sheriff’s Office — (L-R) Jeno M. Paulucci and Patrick Lewis McKinney.
August 5th, 2022 | KRVN News/Bob Brogan

Lexington, Neb. — Two Las Vegas, Nevada men face multiple controlled dangerous substance and firearms charges following a traffic stop approximately 6 miles west of Lexington. Both men were arraigned Thursday in Dawson County Court in Lexington on the charges and are being held on $1,000,000 dollars, ten-percent bond, each.

Jeno M. Paulucci and Patrick Lewis McKinney, both 41, face identical felony charges of possession of a firearm while in possession of suspected drugs. Suspected drugs found in the vehicle included Marijuana, Ectasy, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Promethazine and other controlled substances. Both subjects stated that the contraband did not belong to them.

The two men will make their next court appearance for a preliminary hearing on Aug. 16 at 11:00 a.m.

The men were riding in a white 2018 Cadillac Escalade bearing a Minnesota license plate that was stopped Wednesday at 6:50 p.m. near the Interstate 80 mile marker 231 eastbound exit by a Nebraska State Patrol Trooper for a routine traffic violation. Another Nebraska State Patrol Trooper and a Dawson County Sheriff’s Deputy assisted in conducting a probable cause search of the vehicle.

During the probable cause search, Nebraska State Patrol Troopers and the Dawson County Sheriff’s Deputy recovered the following items from the vehicle:

-6.75 grams Cocaine
-70.03 grams Methamphetamine
-4.5 M30 Fentanyl pills
-1.5 lbs Marijuana
-31 Ectasy pills
-58.8 grams THC wax
-106.89 grams Kief
-25.18 grams Psilocybin Mushrooms
-13 dosage units THC edibles
-30 ml Promethazine
-5 ml unknown liquid
-6 unknown green pills
-2 unknown capsules
-1 A79 Amphetamine pill
-3E504 15 Amphetamine pills
-2 B973 20 Amphetamine pills
-2 GG258 Amphetamine pills
-5 P841 Amphetamine pills
-1 B974 Amphetamine pill
(The above listed drugs field tested positive for the listed type)

-1 Springfield1911 A1 .45 cal handgun with 14 rounds in 2 magazines
-2 machetes (18 in and 14 in blades)
-fighting hatchet (4.5 in blade)
-2 fixed blade knives (7.75 and 5 in blades)
-8 fixed blade knives
-5 folding knives
-1 baton taser and one ballistic vest with ballistic plate
-3 Rolex watches
-2 rings
-1 1879 silver dollar and miscellaneous jewelry
(The watches, silver dollar and jewelry were placed into evidence for safe keeping)

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