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Fremont Man Sentenced for Drug and Firearm Charges

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

Acting United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Jarrett Chappelear, 26, of Fremont, Nebraska, was sentenced on September 15, 2023, in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for distributing methamphetamine while possessing a firearm.  Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Chappelear to 96 months’ imprisonment for the distribution and 60 months’ imprisonment for possessing a firearm during a drug transaction, for a total of 156 months.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison, Chappelear will begin a 4-year term of supervised release. 

On October 29, 2021, the Nebraska State Patrol in Norfolk, Nebraska, utilized a confidential informant to purchase 1,245 grams of pure methamphetamine from Chappelear.  Shortly after the controlled buy, troopers stopped Chappelear driving away.  Chappelear was found to be in possession of an FNS 9mm handgun with two spare magazines of ammunition.

This case was investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol.


Matt Lierman - Chief, Drug Enforcement Unit (402) 661-3700

Updated September 19, 2023