Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Chase seeks court deposition of undercover officer in methamphetamine case

  • A district judge grants an Otoe County man's request to know the identity of a confidential informant who says he bought methamphetamine from the man in May.
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  • A Nebraska City man charged with selling methampetamine to an undercover officer in May has petitioned the court to learn the true identity of the officer. Roy Eugene Chase, 29, is charged with distribution of meth. Prosecutors say the state’s “confidential informant” gave Chase $150 for 1.5 grams of meth at the Walmart parking lot on May 5. Defense attorney Julie Bear also asked the court for the names and addresses of everyone contacted by the informant in relation to the charges against Chase. At a hearing Wednesday, Deputy Otoe County Attorney Tim Noerrlinger said Chase is Constitutionally entitled to the information, so he does not oppose the defense request. Judge Randall Rehmeier granted the request for the defense to take the deposition of the witness.