Nathan Goulding, 28, of Paxton was sentenced Wednesday to 37 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Buescher for possession of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

There is no parole in the federal system. Upon Goulding’s release from prison, he will serve four years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Joe Kelly said on or about April 9, 2019, law officers contacted Goulding and Logan Anderson at their home in Paxton.

Kelly said a distinct odor of marijuana was coming from the residence. Officers applied for and received a signed search warrant for the property and vehicles that were there. The evidence gathered during the search included approximately 65 grams of methamphetamine, a digital scale, and numerous devices used to consume drugs.

Anderson pled guilty in December to the same offense and is awaiting sentencing, which is currently scheduled for Aug. 12.

The Nebraska State Patrol and the CODE (Central Nebraska Cooperative Operation for Drug Enforcement) Task Force investigated the case, Kelly said.