Lincoln man gets six years in prison after being caught with meth at Walmart

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A Lincoln man was sentenced Friday after he was found with meth in a Walmart parking lot, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Robert Kotschwar, 33, was sentenced to six years in prison for possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of meth.

On April 6, 2021, Kotschwar was pulled over in a Walmart parking lot after he “committed traffic violations,” the attorney’s office said.

Kotschwar told officers that he had drugs and brass knuckles in the car, according to the attorney’s office.

Officers searched the car and found 22 grams of meth, cash and a digital scale.

The car’s passenger told officers that he had just bought 2 grams of meth from Kotschwar, the attorney’s office said.

The cash found in the car had come from the sale, Kotschwar told officers.

After his prison sentence, Kotschwar will serve a four-year term of supervised release.  There is no parole in the federal system.

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