A 38-year-old Scottsbluff woman who was caught with 14 grams of methamphetamine during a traffic stop and pulled a handgun from the waistband of a passenger as officers approached had her convictions and sentence upheld by the Nebraska Court of Appeals.
Desirae Rein was sentenced to five to seven years in prison for possession of meth with intent to distribute, a charge that was enhanced with possession of the firearm and an obstruction count.
Rein argued the evidence was insufficient to support her convictions and the sentences were excessive.
The court ruled that the evidence showed the methamphetamine was located in Rein’s purse, that she did remove the gun from the male passenger and then disobeyed the officer’s order when she tried to hide it by stashing it between her seat and the center console.
The court also found the sentences were not excessive given the serious of the crimes. Rein will not be eligible for parole until at least 2022.