Brett Huss, 52, of Nebraska City entered not guilty pleas Tuesday to charges of distribution of methamphetamine near a school and trial was set for July 17.
Police arrested Huss Feb. 6 after serving a search warrant at 602 First Ave. Methamphetamine estimated with a street value of $8,000 was seized, along with electronics and tools.
An affidavit in support of the search warrants says undercover officers purchased methamphetamine from the apartment on Oct. 18, Oct. 25 and Nov. 8.
Following an plea entry, Public Defender Michael Ziskey asked District Judge Randall Rehmeier to reduce the bond for Huss from a $7,500 provision to $5,000.
Ziskey said Huss is not a flight risk and would live in Nebraska City after posting bond. He said Huss requires medical treatment for multiple sclerosis.
Otoe County Attorney David Partsch said the bond as earlier set is appropriate.
“He obviously faces a very significant amount of potential prison time,” Partsch said, noting the school zone.
He said Huss has a felony conviction in Colorado and has had previous contact with law enforcement in Otoe County.
“He is a potential flight risk. He is a danger to the public,” Partsch said.
Judge Rehmeier maintained the bond at 10 percent of $75,000.