Lincoln’s man gets five years in prison for meth possession
LINCOLN, Neb. (Nebraska) – A Lincoln man will serve five years in prison for possession of methamphetamines, the US attorney’s office said Thursday.
Michael Ray Ernst, 65, was convicted of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine.
On August 30, 2021, the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force issued a warrant to search Ernst’s Lincoln apartment.
In Ernst’s bedroom, investigators found 118 grams of methamphetamine, which the attorney’s office said contained at least 51 grams of pure methamphetamine.
Authorities also found plastic bags, scales with residue, meth tubes and suspected drug records, according to the prosecutor’s office.
Ernst’s cell phone contained several messages with another person regarding the sale of drugs.
Following his prison sentence, Ernst will serve a four-year probation period. There is no probation in the federal system.
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