Wahoo man receives 15 years of jail time for drug charges
WAHOO, Neb. -- A man from Wahoo was sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment on Aug. 4 for drug-related charges.
37-year-old David Wesley was sentenced to 15 years for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine actual, (pure), in July 2020, with a prior violent felony conviction by U.S. District Judge John Gerrard. After Swanson is released from prison, he will serve 10 years on supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.
The court document said investigators were watching a Lincoln apartment building on July 7, 2020, when they saw Swanson arrive and go into the building. Investigators reportedly followed Swanson after he came out and drove away. They learned Swanson's driver's license was suspended and saw him commit traffic violations.
Officials said Swanson was stopped and arrested for driving on a suspended license and his vehicle was towed. Before the car was towed away, the investigators did an inventory search and found a bag of methamphetamine containing at least 74 grams (over 2.5 ounces) of actual (pure) methamphetamine. Swanson reportedly told investigators he had just bought the meth and that he had been selling meth for two years.
According to court documents, Swanson also had a Nebraska conviction for robbery. This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force.