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Columbus Man Sentenced to more than 10 years in Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Christopher Shea, 34, of Columbus, Nebraska, was sentenced on July 7, 2015, to 121 months in prison by Senior United States District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon. Shea had previously pled guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute more than 50 grams of Methamphetamine. Shea was arrested and indicted on the charge after he was found in possession of approximately a quarter pound of methamphetamine on October 9, 2014. During a post arrest interview, Shea admitted that he had been selling quarter pounds of methamphetamine on a weekly basis in the Columbus area during the summer of 2014. After serving his sentence Shea will be required to serve a term of supervised release of 5years.

This case was the result of an investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol.


Updated July 8, 2015

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