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Drug offense results in arrest of Scottsbluff man

Scottsbluff Police Department observed a gray Ford Taurus 4-door exiting the Essential Fuels parking lot onto E. Overland.
Juan Rios
Juan Rios

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) - Scottsbluff Police Department observed a gray Ford Taurus 4-door exiting the Essential Fuels parking lot onto E. Overland.

The vehicle had a defected front passenger head lamp, which resulted in a traffic stop.

Once stopped, the driver 39-year-old Juan Rios, of Scottsbluff, gave police a wrong name.

Shortly after being questioned Rios gave police his correct name.

Court documents stated that Rios had a warrant for his arrest for Terroristic Threats.

He was then placed under arrest.

During this time he reached into the vehicle through the drivers door.

Officers observed Rio’s attempt to hide a black colored jewelry baggy with white residue in a hand towel.

The white residue tested positive for Methamphetamine.

Officers also confirmed that Rios’ Nebraska license was suspended as well as expired.

He was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Criminal Impersonation Identity Theft, Driving Under Suspension, and Head Lamp Defect.