A Scottsbluff woman is facing an additional felony charge stemming from an August investigation by the WING Drug Task Force.
53-year-old Tammy Anthony was arraigned Friday on a charge of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, which is a Class 1B felony, following further investigation of the results from a pair of search warrants executed this summer.
A warrant served on Anthony’s then-residence in Terrytown led to an additional warrant for a house in Scottsbluff, with authorities finding more than a pound of methamphetamine inside a garage.
Investigators say forensic examination of a cell phone found at the Scottsbluff location uncovered evidence that Anthony the made a trip to Denver in July. That trip was to exchange poor quality meth with a higher quality of the drug, a deal arranged by another suspect arrested following the August searches.
Authorities say the phone belonged to the other suspect, 47-year-old Scott Johnson, who has been charged with possession of methamphetamine (More than 140 grams), among other charges.
Investigators say video recordings showed Anthony at the garage 10 days after the drug exchange, and approximately two weeks before Johnson allegedly went to Denver to buy one pound of methamphetamine. They say Anthony sent texts to Johnson while he was in Colorado, telling him to be safe and asking if he was OK.
A preliminary hearing for Anthony was set for Oct. 15 on the conspiracy charge, which carries a sentence of 20 years up to life in prison if she’s convicted.