Ross sentenced in meth possession and bribery cases

Booking photo courtesy of Scotts Bluff County Detention Center

33 year old Brian Ross was sentenced in two separate cases in Scotts Bluff County District Court Thursday.

The first case involves a methamphetamine possession charge in 2013 that Ross was on probation for when he violated probation by making a methamphetamine purchase from a confidential informant. In that case, District Judge Randy Lippstreu revoked the original probation and sentenced Ross to serve 6 months.

The second case involves Ross' attempt to bribe a juror during his trial on the second methamphetamine possession charge. In this case, Judge Lippstreu said that this kind of offense "strikes at the heart of the judicial system", and sentenced Ross to serve 18 to 30 months in prison on the bribery charge.

Ross stood and apologized to his family and friends and to residents of the county for the time and money he has wasted. He also stated that he takes full responsibility for his actions, and is hoping to move forward leading a sober life.

The sentences will be served consecutively and Ross will be eligible for parole in one year.

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