Lincoln man is sent to prison for meth again

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A man caught carrying methamphetamine in his backpack will be locked up for a decade, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Daniel Drews, 41, of Lincoln was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of pure meth.

The sentence was the minimum he could receive because he is a repeat offender.

He was sent to prison in 2002 on a meth charge, according to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.

On May 10, drug investigators were watching a home near Holdrege Street and Cotner Boulevard, the Lincoln Police Department said. They saw Drews and two others leave the home and get in a vehicle.

Officers followed the vehicle and stopped it for a traffic violation at 56th and Holdrege Streets.

Drews got out and started walking away with a backpack.

Officers told him to stop, but instead, he ran and threw the backpack on the ground.

They caught up with Drews and took him into custody.

The backpack contained two bags of meth, two bags of marijuana, a gun and a knife.

In total, Drews had 22.5 grams of meth, 21 grams of which was pure.

He will also spend eight years on post-prison supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

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