Nebraska man gets 13 years in prison after being caught with gun, meth

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A Fremont man will spend over a decade behind bars for selling meth while in possession of a gun, the U.S. Attorney’s Office says.

Jarrett Chappelear, 26, was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison for distribution of meth and possession of a firearm during a drug sale.

On Oct. 29, 2021, the Nebraska State Patrol used an informant to buy about 2.7 pounds of pure meth from Chappelear, the attorney’s office said.

Shortly after the purchase, troopers pulled over Chappelear.  He was caught with an FNS 9 mm handgun and two magazines of ammunition.

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

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