Ross to face trial for meth buy

A Scottsbluff man arrested for purchasing methamphetamine after he was used as a confidential informant for a serious of drug cases will face trial in district court. 32 year old Brian Ross was bound over to district court on two felony charges following a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Scotts Bluff County Court.

Ross will be arraigned Friday in district court on charges of possession of methamphetamine and attempted assault on a police officer. Misdemeanor charges of obstructing an officer and reckless driving were dismissed but can be refiled in district court.

Ross was sentenced earlier this year to four years probation in a plea agreement regarding the sale of methamphetamine from the front counter of a local restaurant.

Court documents say Ross fled from Wing Drug Task Force investigators March 27th following his purchase of methamphetamine from a woman who alerted authorities Ross had contacted her. Ross eventually pulled over, complying with an investigator who followed him. Ross told investigators he had tossed the baggie containing the drug out the window during the pursuit and authorities were not able to find the baggie after a search of the area where Ross said he got rid of the drug.

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