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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Lincoln Man Sentenced for Possession of a Firearm by a Drug User

On January 9, 2014,  Allen E. Peithman, Jr., age 35 of Lincoln, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for being a drug user or addict in possession of a firearm.  Following the prison term, Peithman will serve three years on supervised release. 

On December 11, 2012, Peithman was a passenger in a car which was stopped by a Lincoln Police Department officer for a traffic violation.  Officers learned there was marijuana in the car, and both the driver and Peithman were asked to get out of the car.  Peithman told an LPD officer that he had a gun in the left sleeve of his coat.  An officer found a loaded .45 caliber pistol in the sleeve of Peithman’s coat.  During a search of Peithman's person, officers found a plastic bag containing a small amount of methamphetamine in a pants pocket.  Peithman was arrested and taken to the Lancaster County Jail where a corrections officer found a marijuana cigarette in Peithman's coat pocket and an additional plastic bag containing a small amount of methamphetamine in a pants pocket.  Peithman told officers he had the gun with him because he carried it at his business.  Peithman said the methamphetamine belonged to him and admitted to being a user of methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Lincoln Police Department.

Updated January 29, 2015