A 37-year-old Kearney man, Jeremy S. Gerdes, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Lincoln for possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine and 50 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture.

U.S. District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Gerdes to 50 months in prison followed by a 5-year term of supervised release.  There is no parole in the federal system, Acting U.S. Attorney Jan Sharp said.

Sharp said on Oct. 29, 2020, law officers executed a search warrant of Gerdes’s home in Kearney and found Gerdes and two others in a room with suspected meth and drug paraphernalia. Officers also found a case with two bags of suspected meth. Later, a lab confirmed that the substance was about 381 grams of meth, of which at least 338 grams was actual methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Central Nebraska Drug/Safe Streets Task Force.

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