A Scotts Bluff County District Court jury has convicted a Brush, Colorado man on three felony charges stemming from his January arrest at a Scottsbluff keno parlor.
28-year-old Justin Knight was found guilty Thursday afternoon on charges of: Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of a Defaced Firearm.
On January 11th, a deputy saw two men at Western Travel Terminal with a large amount of cash, and followed them across the street to Lucky Keno.
Deputies made contact with the occupants of the vehicle- Ryan Kubik and Isaiah Ortgiesen- who said they were waiting for Knight, who was inside. All three were arrested after authorities found more than 6 ounces of methamphetamine, dozens of plastic baggies, and a defaced .38 special firearm.
Kubik has already been sentenced to 5 to 10 years in prison after being convicted earlier this year on a charge of Possession of Methamphetamine (28-139 grams).
Ortgiesen was sentenced to 15 days in jail with credit for 15 days served this week after pleading no contest to an amended charge of Attempted Possession of Methamphetamine.
Knight’s Possession with Intent to Distribute is a Class 1B Felony, and faces a mandatory minimum of 20 years in prison. He’ll be sentenced on his three convictions on January 31st.