Gering Man Arrested on Meth and Heroin Charges
A 24-year-old Gering man has been arrested following a WING Drug Task Force Investigation last November.
Jacob Johnson is facing felony charges of: Possession of Heroin With Intent to Distribute (Within 1,000 feet of school/ playground), Possession of Methamphetamine, and Tampering With a Witness.
Court records show that Johnson attempted to wire money to a woman who was going to help him acquire 22 grams of heroin and 7 grams of methamphetamine.
A search of Johnson’s home resulted in the seizure of 10.5 grams of heroin as well a money transfer receipt with the women as the recipient. Subsequent interviews with people living or visiting the house told investigators that Johnson had sold them meth or heroine within the past few days.
Johnson was arraigned on the charges this week in Scotts Bluff County Court, with bond set at $200,000 with a 10% provision. He’s scheduled to be back in court on Tuesday for his preliminary hearing.
Court documents say that in November 2020, Johnson was sentenced to three years of probation after he pleaded no contest to two charges of Attempted Distribution of a Controlled Substance. That sentence stemmed from a 2019 WING Investigation where he reportedly sold meth to a CI on two separate occasions.