Two Scottsbluff business owners have been arrested for reportedly not only selling a controlled substance, but to a Scottsbluff police officer.
Court documents say on December 3rd, police went to 7 East 17th Street after learning that a new business- KB Natural Alternatives- was going to be opening soon and selling Cannabidiol. Under Nebraska state statute, Cannabidiol – or CBD- is a Schedule I narcotic, and is illegal to own, sell or possess.
Officers made contact with 45-year-old co-owner Heather Beguin, and told her that she would be criminally charged if she sold CBD out of her business.
On Friday December 14th, officers noticed the front door of the store was propped open and appeared to be open for business. An officer was given $80 to make a controlled purchase of the drug, and was sold $35 worth of a CBD product by 23-year-old co-owner Dreyson Beguin. Court records say that Dreyson sold the CBD and Heather placed the CBD into the sack that was given to the officer.
Both were arrested and charged with Distribution of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Dreyson Beguin is scheduled to make his first appearance on the charges this afternoon in Scotts Bluff County Court; Heather Beguin bonded out posting after posting 10% of her $55,000 bond. She’s scheduled to make her first court appearance on December 28th.