Hastings man gets 8-10 years in marijuana sales case

By: Newsroom

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) – A 43-year-old Hastings man has been given eight to 10 years in prison in a marijuana case involving a 12-year-old girl.

Ondraye Williams had pleaded no contest to possession of marijuana for sale. Prosecutors dropped another charge and enhancement for being a habitual criminal in exchange for Williams' plea. He was sentenced earlier this week in Adams County District Court.

Court records say Williams had been texting a 12-year-old girl and was trying to arrange a meeting in March 2011, promising to bring along some marijuana. Police learned of the plan and confiscated her cellphone. An officer then used the phone in arranging a meeting with Williams at Brickyard Park in Hastings. Officers were waiting for him there.