California man awaits sentencing for Stanton County charges
PILGER, Neb. -- A man from California has been brought back to Stanton County to face a felony drug charge from 2021.
The Stanton County Sheriff's Office said 37-year-old Jonathon Blekis Sr., of California, was driving a semi and trailer at high speeds on Highway 275 near Pilger on Jan. 22, 2021. He was reportedly under the influence and in possession of cocaine and methamphetamine at the time of his arrest.
Officials said Blekis failed to appear for sentencing after pleading guilty to a drug charge. He was then taken back to California on a felony warrant.
According to authorities, Blekis was brought back to Nebraska and is waiting for his sentencing court date that is set for Feb. 6.