Bus Driver Denies Charges He Used Meth in School Buses

54-year-old Scott William Johnson of St. Ignatius pleaded not guilty Thursday

By Associated Press

POLSON – A northwestern Montana school bus driver has pleaded not guilty to possessing meth and using the drug in school buses, leaving residue that could endanger children.

KERR-AM reports 54-year-old Scott William Johnson of St. Ignatius pleaded not guilty Thursday to possession and distribution of dangerous drugs and endangering the welfare of children.

Johnson was arrested in May after an informant reported buying meth from Johnson and using it in the bus storage barn as well as in the athletics bus. Prosecutors say the bus barn, the athletics bus and a yellow bus all tested positive for meth.

District Judge Kim Christopher scheduled Johnson’s trial for Nov. 26.

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