III CORPS Drug Task Force Arrest Man in Possession of Drugs, Explosive Device

FREMONT – An Omaha man was arrested in Fremont yesterday morning when agents from the III CORPS Drug Task Force caught him in possession of a homemade explosive device and a copious amount of drugs.

It was just after 11AM on Monday when police and the  III CORPS Drug Task Force were alerted to the presence of a potentially dangerous person standing outside of his vehicle at the Hormel Park Boat Ramp, near the Platte River. Agents from III CORPS made contact with the man and observed a device used to grind marijuana in the door of his vehicle.

That was enough to trigger a search of the vehicle, which subsequently yielded quantities of methamphetamine, hallucinogenic mushrooms, three illegal knives and a homemade explosive device, in addition to marijuana. The explosive device was a modified shotgun with a glass marble affixed to it in such a way that if the weapon were thrown, the weight of the marble would cause the shotgun to be fired.  As a result of this search, Virgil L. Carbaugh, 56, of Omaha was arrested. Upon arrest, authorities discovered that Carbaugh was a convicted felon in the State of Washington. Carbaugh was charged with possession of drugs and narcotics including marijuana, methamphetamine and hallucinogenic mushrooms, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of an explosive device.

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At approximately noon on Monday, a theft was reported at the Fremont Police Station.  The victim reported that on the evening of Sunday 03/10/2019, he was at a bar in the 300 block of north Main Street when someone stole his jacket off the back of a chair.  Inside one of his pockets was his Nebraska driver’s license and approximately $200.00 cash.  There are no suspects at this time.  Total dollar loss, including the cash and the jacket is $250.00.  If you have any information about this theft, please contact Fremont Crimestoppers at (402) 727-4002 or leave your tip anonymously online at P3tips.com.

Should anyone find a driver’s license that has been misplaced, you’re encouraged to drop it in any USPS mail pick-up box; the postal service will return it to the address of record.

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