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Three Kearney drug and baby abuse suspects headed to trial court docket – KSNB Native four

KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) Three suspects in a Kearney drug case involving meth, heroin, morphine, and two young children are brought to trial.

Jessica Burns, 22, is charged with crime of possession of morphine, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is also separately charged with possession of methamphetamine and two cases of child abuse. Two children, ages four and two, were in the house when investigators arrested Burns. The maximum sentence for convictions is ten years in prison.

Bruce Graham, 61, is charged with the crime of methamphetamine and heroin, and possession of drug supplies. The maximum sentence for convictions is four years in prison.

Both Burns and Graham waived evidence hearings and their cases were referred to the Buffalo District Court for trial. No new court hearings were scheduled for Burns by Friday. Graham faces a trial on April 3 and a hearing on May 8.

Vincent Burns, 28, is also charged with possession of meth and two cases of child abuse. Vincent Burns also refrained from hearing evidence and is likely to be brought to trial. Hearing appointments are still pending. The maximum sentence for conviction for the indictment is eight years in prison.

Jessica Burns, Vincent Burns, and Graham were among five people arrested in Central Nebraska on February 5, following an investigation by the Drugs and Safe Road Task Force.

The two other suspects Levi Graham (29) and Stephen Riggs (28) are also charged with drug abuse. Their trials are pending in Buffalo County.

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