Blue Springs man arrested for selling meth

2012-05-08T13:25:00Z 2012-05-08T19:35:12Z Blue Springs man arrested for selling methBy Chris Dunker/Daily Sun news editor Beatrice Daily Sun

BLUE SPRINGS -- The Gage County Sheriff's Office and the Nebraska State Patrol executed a search warrant resulting in the arrest of a Blue Springs man Tuesday afternoon.

According to a spokesman for the state patrol, David R. Mueller, 53, was under investigation for "four to five months" for delivery of a controlled substance.

An arrest warrant stated a state patrol undercover investigator exchanged $500 for 3.5 grams of methamphetamine as well as an "previous debt" for seven grams of methamphetamine on Feb. 14 at Mueller's house at 405 S. A St. in Blue Springs.

Two weeks later, the officer paid Mueller $250 for 3.5 grams of meth at the same residence. Mueller also delivered 14 grams of methamphetamines to the confidential informant, the affidavit states.

After both exchanges, the state patrol confirmed the substances to be methamphetamines.

Mueller was arrested just after noon Tuesday at his residence without incident, a state patrol spokesman said.

He was charged with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, a class II felony. The Gage County Sheriff's Office transported Mueller to the Gage County Detention Center.

Judge Steven Timm set Mueller's bond at $100,000 Tuesday afternoon in Gage County Court. He will need to post $10,000 to get out of jail.

After the charges were formally read to Mueller in court, Timm asked him if he understood the charges.

"Yeah, I guess so," Mueller said as he shook his head.

Gage County Chief Deputy Attorney Rick Schreiner said an additional one to two grams of methamphetamine was seized from Mueller's house on Tuesday as well as a couple hundred dollars in "buy money."

Mueller has a pending case in Gage County District Court in which he's charged with driving under the influence of drugs and possession of a controlled substance. He's set to plead to those charges on May 16.

Tuesday's charges carry a punishment of 1 to 50 years in prison each if convicted. His next court appearance for the new charges has also been set for May 16.

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