FALLS CITY – District Judge Julie Smith extended a probation sentence for Scott Bachman Sr., 51, of Humboldt after defense attorney Allen Fankhauser proclaimed Bachman’s “almost stellar performance” on probation.

Bachman was sentenced in November to two years probation for possession and was arrested in December after a probation search of a Humboldt residence turned up a pipe with methamphetamine residue.

The judge noted that state law gives the possession conviction a presumption of probation at sentencing. She extended the probation to 30 months.

Bachman said the evidence found during the December search were items he had not removed from the residence since the earlier probation sentence.