Meth distribution suspects being held on $750,000 bond
The commander of the Wing Drug Task force says the arrests of two Stockton, California residents is the culmination of a three month long investigation into couriers bringing an estimated 20 to 30 pounds of methamphetamine into Scotts Bluff County since 2010.
Nebraska State Patrol Sergeant Dana Korell says 33 year old year old Daniel Bravo and 27 year old Leticia Desman are accused of selling methamphetamine worth $4,000 to a confidential informant of the Wing Drug Task Force, which was conducting the investigation along with an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
Bravo and Desman are charged with distribution of methamphetamine and are being held on $750,000 bond, with a 10% cash provision.
Court documents indicate Bravo arranged a meeting Tuesday with the informant at a local restaurant, where Desman gave the informant a fanny pack. The exchange of the drug occurred a few minutes later in a vehicle in the restaurant parking lot when the informant placed the drug in the fammy pack and gave it back to Bravo. The two were arrested after Bravo gave the informant $4,000 for the meth, which later weighed close to 5 ounces.
Korell says Bravo organized the meth distribution ring, having others bring the meth in by car and plane.
If convicted the two could receive a minimum of up to 5 years in prison and a maximum of up to 50 years in prison.
Personnel from the Nebraska State Patrol, Scottsbluff Police Department and the Scotts Bluff County SWAT team also assisted in the arrest
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