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Beatrice Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Charles Burr, 35, of Beatrice, Nebraska, was sentenced on September 14, 2020, in Omaha, Nebraska by Senior United States District Judge Laurie Smith Camp to 17 years’ imprisonment after having previously pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison, Burr will serve a 10-year term of supervised release.

Agents with the United States Marshals Service, Nebraska State Patrol, Gage County Sheriff’s Department, Beatrice Police Department and Lincoln Police Department were involved in investigating substantial methamphetamine activity in the Gage County area.  Their investigation led to a conspiracy involving Ashley Bartels, Candace Burr and Charles Burr from November 2016 through September 2017.  In particular, Mr. Burr was responsible for more than 24 pounds of methamphetamine being distributed in the area. 

Bartels was previously sentenced to 7 years’ imprisonment and Candace Burr was previously sentenced to 5 years, 9 months. 

Updated September 18, 2020

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