Documents: Ross fled from investigators after drug purchase

Booking Photo: Brian Ross

A Scottsbluff man arrested for purchasing methamphetamine after he was used as a confidential informant for a series of drug cases is out on bail. 32 year old Brian Ross has posted a $7,600 cash bond and will answer to multiple charges when he makes his first Scotts Bluff County Court appearance April 12th.

Court documents say Ross fled from Wing Drug Task Force investigators Wednesday following his purchase of methamphetamine from a woman who alerted authorities Ross had contacted her. The documents say Ross almost struck a police officer with his car in a Scottsbluff convenience store parking lot as they tried to make the arrest. One of the investigators then followed Ross' vehicle, observing him almost cause an accident, before he got Ross to comply with his order to pull over.

The documents say no methamphetamine was found in Ross' vehicle and he initially denied making the purchase until he admitted throwing the baggie containing the drug out of the vehicle. A search of the South Beltline Highway area where Ross said he got rid of the drug did not locate the methamphetamine.

Ross is charged with possession of methamphetamine, attempted assault on a police officer, obstructing an officer, fleeing to avoid arrest and reckless driving. 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. At the time of sentencing, Scotts Bluff County Attorney Doug Warner praised Ross for his cooperation with authorities.

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