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Columbus Man Sentenced to more than 17 years in Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Matthew D. Renner, 35, of Columbus, Nebraska, was sentenced on January 5, 2015, to 212 months in prison by United States District Judge Laurie Smith Camp. Renner had previously pled guilty for his involvement in distributing methamphetamine in the Columbus area dating back to the summer of 2013.

The investigation began after Renner’s federal probation officer received information from law enforcement that Renner was involved in distributing methamphetamine in early 2014. On April 11, 2014, a search of Renner’s residence revealed approximately $1,930 in his dresser drawer, and approximately 15 grams of methamphetamine in a shed. At the time Renner was serving a Term of Supervised Release for a previous drug conviction. As a result, his sentence of imprisonment for the instant case was increased by two years.

This case was the result of an investigation by the Columbus Police Department and the United States Probation Office.    

Updated February 4, 2015