After a monthslong investigation, Lincoln police say a drug task force arrested three people and took 3½ pounds of methamphetamine off the streets Tuesday.

Officer Angela Sands said Jeremiah Burkhart, 38, who lives at 254 Garber St. in Lincoln, was arrested at a Grand Island truck stop at 11:30 p.m. with just less than 2 pounds of meth and a handgun.

On Wednesday, federal prosecutors charged him in U.S. District Court in Lincoln with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and felon in possession of a firearm.

Sands said when the Lincoln-Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force served a search warrant at the Garber address Tuesday night, it ended up finding another 3.7 grams of meth and arresting 21-year-old Dusty Huey on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance.

Sands said the task force also served a search warrant at 1003 W. Nance Ave., where it found 221 grams of suspected meth, 7.6 grams of heroin and 26.8 grams of suspected cocaine. Investigators arrested 23-year-old Anna Chernyy, who lives there, on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

In all, including at least a dozen undercover drug buys and the drugs found Tuesday, the investigation led to the recovery of 3½ pounds of meth, 15.6 grams of heroin, 1 ounce of cocaine and a gun.

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Lori Pilger is a public safety reporter.

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