FALLS CITY, Neb. -- A Falls City man was sentenced to prison following his meth-related conviction.

U.S. Attorney Steven Russell said 35-year-old Daniel Lock, of Falls City, was sentenced in Lincoln on May 17.  He was convicted of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. Lock will serve 42 months in prison with a three-year term of supervised release after. There is no parole in the federal system.

According to court documents, Lock and co-defendant Taylor Zimmerling sold meth in and around Falls City from January 2021 and June 2021. Multiple witnesses told officials that Lock and Zimmerling, who is set to be sentenced on July 6, delivered distribution amounts of meth to them. A search warrant was used at Lock’s home in Falls City on June 3, 2021.

Officials said they found 55 grams of meth, scales, packaging material, cash, and a police scanner. Lock and Zimmerling's cellphones had messages consistent with drug delivery, sales, and distribution. Lock admitted that the drugs found at the home belonged to him. At least 44 grams of pure meth was recovered.

This case was investigated by the Richardson County Sheriff’s Office.