Nebraska man sentenced over 10 years of imprisonment on meth charge

Christopher St. John, 47, admitted to authorities after his arrest that he had been dealing meth in central Nebraska since 2018.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A Hastings man was sentenced Thursday to over 10 years of imprisonment on a meth charge, according to a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office.

United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Christopher St. John, 47, to 126 months of imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute meth.

On May 30, 2019, A Nebraska State Patrol trooper saw St. John, whose truck had broken down on the highway south of Wood River.

The trooper then found three grams of meth inside the truck.

Later, troopers located St. John’s partner, Richard Naslund, who was at a nearby gas station.

Naslund was in possession of an additional 40 grams of meth and admitted to selling it for St. john, according to the press release.

A judge sentenced Naslund to 77 months of imprisonment and five years of supervised release on Feb. 9, 2021.

St. John admitted to authorities after his arrest that he had been dealing meth in central Nebraska since 2018.  He estimated that he had delivered up to 7 pounds.

St. John will also serve a five-year supervised release after his prison sentence.  There is no parole in the federal system.

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