- Associated Press - Thursday, February 6, 2014

SCHUYLER, Neb. (AP) - A 33-year-old Columbus man is accused of taking his 18-month-old son along for a drug deal in Colfax County.

The Columbus Telegram says (https://bit.ly/1ncPUod ) Brian Blattner is charged with attempted possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and negligent child abuse without serious injury.

An arrest affidavit says Blattner had agreed to sell methamphetamine to a person who turned out to be a police informant on Sunday. The deal was to be done at a convenience store parking lot in Schuyler.

Schuyler Police Chief Leonard Hiltner says in the affidavit that officers found the little boy in a car seat in Blattner’s van. Hiltner says the boy was “absolutely filthy.”

Jail records say Blattner remained in custody on Thursday. Court records don’t list the name of his attorney.


Information from: Columbus Telegram, https://www.columbustelegram.com

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