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Grand Island Man Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Seth Hansen, 30, of Grand Island, Nebraska, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Court Judge John M. Gerrard to a term of 140 months’ imprisonment following his conviction for distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture. The sentence was enhanced because Hansen was carrying a knife and a taser while dealing drugs. The sentence was also enhanced because Hansen had a prior conviction for robbery, a serious violent felony. After he completes his prison sentence, Hansen will also serve eight years on supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

In January of 2022, Hansen was stopped by police in Grand Island after committing a traffic violation. Officers searched his car and found marijuana, a methamphetamine pipe, and two bags of methamphetamine that weighed about 54 grams. He had a knife with 3.5” blade in his waistband and a taser in the center console. The Nebraska State Patrol Crime Lab confirmed the presence of at least 50 grams of pure methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Grand Island Police Department and the Trident Drug Task Force, which is made up of officers from the Grand Island Police Department, Hall County Sheriff, Hastings Police Department, Adams County Sheriff, Kearney Police Department, Buffalo County Sheriff, Nebraska State Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Michael Norris - Criminal Chief (402) 661-3700

Updated May 26, 2023