A Scottsbluff man and woman accused of receiving delivery of LSD and other drugs through the U.S. Postal Service were sentenced Wednesday.
Andrew Vanderveen, 22, and his girlfriend Sarah Trook, 20, were charged in June after authorities learned of a delivery of LSD via the U.S. Postal Service. According to an arrest affidavit, the U.S. Postal inspector and a special agent with Homeland Security investigations conducted a controlled delivery of an envelope containing a half-gram of LSD to a post office box owned by Vanderveen. WING investigators observed Vanderveen pick up the envelope, which contained 50 squares of LSD.
After authorities arrested Vanderveen, he admitted to possessing other quantities of LSD, hashish, marijuana and mescaline and psilocybin mushrooms. Authorities attempted to locate the drugs, which Trook had allegedly recovered from the residence and attempted to hide at a friend’s home.
Police recovered three grams of marijuana, quantities of LSD, five grams of hashish and 68 grams of mushrooms.
According to court documents, Trook pled no contest to a charge of being an accessory to attempted possession of a controlled substance, a Class IV felony. Prosecutors dismissed four charges of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, a Class III felony, in a plea agreement.
She received a sentence of two years probation, Scotts Bluff County Attorney Doug Warner said.
Vanderveen also received a sentence of probation on a charge of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, a Class IV felony. Prosecutors dismissed three other counts of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, all Class III felonies, as part of a plea agreement.
Vanderveen has been sentenced to serve three years probation.