- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A man who Lincoln authorities say had more than 20 pounds of marijuana in his possession has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison.

The Lincoln Journal Star (https://bit.ly/1KQAfZX ) reports 59-year-old Gary Tarrence was sentenced Thursday. Tarrence also received two years of supervised released and was ordered to forfeit almost $6,000.

He had pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute.

Prosecutors say the marijuana was found in his Lincoln apartment April 15, 2014, during a drug raid. Tarrence’s brother, David Tarrence, has filed a claim against the city of Lincoln and Lancaster County, saying law enforcement wrongly seized cash and property from his home after his brother was arrested in 2014.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com


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