A 42-year-old Scottsbluff man has been sentenced to 8 to 13 years in prison after pleading no contest to three 2019 meth related arrests.
Billy Murphy was sentenced last week on convictions including a Class 1C Felony of Possession of Meth (28- 139 grams), Distribution of an Exceptionally Hazardous Drug, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Murphy was arrested in Mitchell back in November after a resident phoned in a suspicious vehicle. Officers made contact with Murphy inside the pickup, and found a fire extinguisher with a false bottom that contained more than one ounce of methamphetamine.
In exchange for his no contest pleas, prosecutors dismissed the Habitual Criminal enhancement that would have required a mandatory minimum of ten years incarceration.
As part of the plea deal, Murphy also agreed to forfeit $844 that was seized during one of his arrests.