United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Misty Mecham, 31, of North Platte, Nebraska, was sentenced May 18, 2020 to 60 months in prison by Senior United States District Judge Laurie Smith Camp for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. There is no parole in the federal system. Upon her release from prison, she will serve four years of supervised release.
On May 28, 2019, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Mecham’s vehicle. During the contact, she produced a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue from her pants pocket. The officer searched the passenger compartment of the vehicle and found a small plastic bag containing what appeared to be methamphetamine. Inside a backpack, which was removed from the vehicle, were eight one-ounce plastic bags of methamphetamine. This same bag also contained a Heritage Rough Rider .22 revolver with ammunition. The total weight of the methamphetamine was about 267.4 grams.
This case was investigated by the North Platte Police Department and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.