Probation Ordered For Falls City Meth Sting

FALLS CITY – The first of five suspects named in a Falls City methamphetamine sting has received a probation sentence.

The Nebraska State Patrol conducted a narcotics investigation using confidential informants in 2017. Arrested in connection with the investigation were Scott Bachman, Jr., 22; Taryn Rice, 21; Jeremiah Scheele, 39, Jonathan Dawson, 28; and Anna Debolt, 37.

Bachman was sentenced to two consecutive two-year probation terms for a total of four years.

Court records say a confidential informant gave Bachman $100 for a gram of meth on Aug. 11, 2017,and $200 on Sept. 14, 2017, for an eighth ounce of meth.

Bachman, Scheele, Dawson and Debolt entered into plea agreements where charges of delivery of methamphetamine were reduced to attempt of a felony. Debolt’s felony charge was reduced to a misdemeanor.

Rice is scheduled for pre-trial hearing on March 5 on three delivery counts.

He is accused of delivery methamphetamine to a confidential informant at the Sun Mart Grocery Store parking lot in September of 2017.


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