Lincoln Man Sentenced for Possession of Pseudoephedrine
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Senior United States District Judge Richard G. Kopf sentenced Grady E. Gartman, age 50 of Lincoln, Nebraska, to 12 years and 7 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release for possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine. Gartman entered a guilty plea to the charge in March.
Between October 12, 2010 and May 22, 2012, Grady Gartman purchased or attempted to purchase pseudoephedrine hydrochloride at least 181 times for a total of 399 grams of pseudoephedrine. On 41 occasions Grady Gartman traveled to more than one pharmacy on the same day to buy pseudoephedrine and on September 28, 2011, Gartman purchased pseudoephedrine 8 times in the Omaha and Lincoln area.This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Drug Task Force.