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Lincoln Man Sentenced to More Than 15 Years in Prison for Methamphetamine and Gun Charges

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

United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Larry W. Carter, 48, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Lincoln, to a total of 190 months in prison for possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine and use of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Carter to 130 months in prison on the drug conviction and a consecutive 60 months in prison on the gun conviction.  After serving his prison sentence, Carter will serve a 5-year term of supervised release.  There is no parole in the federal system. 

On September 30, 2020, law enforcement contacted Carter as he was leaving a store.  Carter ran from law enforcement and was apprehended shortly thereafter.  During his apprehension, a handgun was retrieved from his person.  Carter was arrested and an inventory search of his vehicle was conducted.  During the search, law enforcement found a bag in the backseat that contained three self-sealing baggies of suspected methamphetamine, other suspected controlled substances, several empty baggies, a glass pipe with burnt white residue, and a black digital scale.  Those items were seized by law enforcement and the suspected methamphetamine was sent to the lab for testing.  A lab determined that there was 110.86 grams of methamphetamine, of which at least 100 grams was actual methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force.

Updated March 11, 2022

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses