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Hastings Man Sentenced for Possession of Methamphetamine

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

Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Robert Williams, 52, of Hastings, Nebraska, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge John M. Gerrard to a term of 144 months’ imprisonment following his conviction for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. After he completes his prison sentence, Williams will also serve eight years on supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

On July 9, 2020, Investigators utilized a confidential informant to purchase methamphetamine from Williams.  The buy fell through; however, investigators obtained a search warrant for Williams’s apartment. Inside investigators located approximately 269 grams of methamphetamine, packaged in 27 different baggies.  The drugs were sent to the Nebraska State Patrol Crime Lab where an analyst confirmed that one of the bags was confirmed to be 66 grams of pure methamphetamine.  Officers also located marijuana and a large number of pills as well as other items used to ingest and distribute narcotics.

This case was investigated by the Hastings Police Department and the Central Nebraska Drug and Safe Streets 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 November 18, 2022