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Kearney Man Convicted for Possession with the Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Jeremy S. Gerdes, 37, of Kearney, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Lincoln for possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine and 50 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture. United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Gerdes to 50 months in prison followed by a 5-year term of supervised release.  There is no parole in the federal system. 

On October 29, 2020, law enforcement executed a search warrant of Gerdes’s residence in Kearney.  Law enforcement found Gerdes and two others in a room with suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Law enforcement also found a case containing two bags of suspected methamphetamine in the residence.  A lab confirmed that the substance was in fact about 381 grams of methamphetamine, of which at least 338 grams was actual methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Central Nebraska Drug/Safe Streets Task Force.

Updated November 5, 2021

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