A 20-year-old Gering man arrested last month for possession of methamphetamine while he was awaiting sentencing on an attempted meth distribution charge was sentenced today in Scotts Bluff County District Court.
In November, Jacob A. Johnson sold 1.7 grams of methamphetamine to a CI working for WING. He pleaded no contest to the Class IIA felony, but before he was sentenced, officers found more drugs and paraphernalia in his home while they executed a search warrant.
On Friday in District Court, Judge Leo Dobrovolny sentenced Johnson to 6 months in jail for the possession charge, and three years of intensive supervision probation for the attempted distribution charge.
The judge told Johnson if he can get into a resident treatment program for his drug problem, he can be released from jail. Dobrovolny noted that this was a great opportunity given Johnson’s young age of 20; but noted if he ends up in his court room on another drug conviction prison would be his next stop.