Newman Grove Woman Accused of Selling Pot in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Neb. – A Newman Grove woman is accused of both delivering marijuana and setting up a marijuana transaction in Columbus.

23-year-old Nicole Penfield is charged in Platte County with delivery of marijuana and conspiracy to deliver marijuauna after two incidents in September.

According to court records, a criminal informant bought 18 grams of pot from Penfield for $160 on September 13th.

Police say the transaction was set up after Penfield Facebook messaged the informant if they knew anybody “looking to buy green.”

One day later, according to court documents, Penfield told an informant that she was out of town, but could set up another transaction.

The records say that Penfield referred the informant to a male subject and told the informant to message him on Facebook and ask for marijuana. The documents say the informant proceeded to purchase $100 worth of marijuana from a Columbus residence.

Penfield was appointed an attorney on Tuesday and will be back in court on the 26th for another hearing.

The combined max penalty on the two charges is 40 years in prison, if convicted, but the charges carry no minimum sentence.

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