Just three days after a drug bust in Scottsbluff, Investigators with the Western Nebraska Intelligence and Narcotics Group arrested several people Friday in two more raids, seizing more than 550 grams of methamphetamine and other substances.
Nebraska State Patrol spokesman Cody Thomas said two search warrants were served at residences. The first was executed Friday morning at #11 Terry Boulevard in Terrytown. The raid turned up about 99 grams of methamphetamine and controlled pills.
Four people were arrested — Scott Johnson, 47, Tammy Anthony, 53, Steven Rengler, 36, and Tammy Driscoll, 36. They were charged with meth possession with intent to deliver and taken to Scottsbluff County jail.
Another warrant was executed Friday afternoon at 2805 Avenue H in Scottsbluff, where investigators found 477 grams of methamphetamine, 0.7 grams of a mixture of methamphetamine and fentanyl, less than an ounce of marijuana, controlled pills, and drug paraphernalia.
Trever Ballheim, 39, and Melissa Reed, 42, were charged with possession of meth with intent to deliver and other charges, and taken to Scotts Bluff County jail.
In all, 2.25 pounds of meth was seized Friday. The retail price of meth ranges from $400 to $3,000 per ounce, according to Consumer Reports, so the total value of the meth seized would be as much as $80,000.
Early Tuesday morning, Aug. 6, investigators seized 25 grams (0.88 ounces) of meth and arrested four suspects at the Capri Motel in Scottsbluff.
Investigators from the Nebraska State Patrol, Scotts Bluff County sheriff’s office, and Scottsbluff police department conducted the raids.
The WING task force includes officers and investigators from several agencies in the Nebraska Panhandle, including the Nebraska State Patrol.