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O’Neill Man Sentenced to 210 Months for Distributing Methamphetamine

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

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Thad N. Junge, 41, of O’Neill, Nebraska, was sentenced Monday in federal court in Omaha for conspiring to distribute and distributing methamphetamine.  Senior United States District Court Judge Laurie Smith Camp sentenced Junge to 210 months’ imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison, Junge will be on supervised release for 10 years.

Junge was convicted after a jury trial.  The evidence at trial demonstrated that a confidential informant purchased 3.3 grams of methamphetamine from Junge at his residence in O’Neill.  Witnesses testified at trial to purchasing varying amounts of methamphetamine from Junge for distribution to others.  Junge had a prior conviction on August 29, 2011 in the District Court of Holt County, Nebraska, for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

This case was investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol.

Updated August 8, 2019

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