Beatrice man sentenced for distribution of meth

The Nebraska State Patrol and Beatrice Police Department investigated the case.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A judge has sentenced a Beatrice man to 60 months of imprisonment for the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.

United States District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced 58-year-old Michael Hawkins for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Hawkins will serve a five-year term of supervised release after his prison sentence.

The Nebraska State Patrol and Beatrice Police Department investigated the case.

According to the press release, Hawkins purchased methamphetamine in Lincoln, then sold it to several individuals in Beatrice.

On April 8, 2019, Beatrice Police executed a search warrant on Hawkin’s residence, finding four grams of methamphetamine inside.

Witnesses testified that Hawkins purchased the methamphetamine in Lincoln and took it back to Beatrice to sell.

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