PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. -- A drug and firearm conviction landed a Plattsmouth man in prison for over nine years.

U.S. Attorney Steven Russell said 27-year-old Zachary Wichmann, of Plattsmouth, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha on Wednesday. He was convicted for possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl and possessing a firearm during a drug trafficking crime. Wichmann will serve 57 months in prison for the drug charge and a consecutive 60 months in prison for the firearm charge, a total sentence of 117 months. There is no parole in the federal system. After prison, Wichmann will have a three-year term of supervised release.

According to court documents, law enforcement bought 300 fentanyl pills from Wichmann using an undercover officer in an Omaha parking lot on Oct. 28, 2020. They then got information from the U.S. Postal Inspector that Wichmann was getting a package from Oregon on Nov. 6, 2020. They got a court authorized search warrant for Wichmann’s home after.

Officials said they used the search warrant on Wichmann's home on Nov. 10, 2020. They found 1,029 fentanyl pills, two firearms, and $10,293 in U.S. Currency. Wichmann was buying drugs over the Dark Net and selling them in the Omaha metro area. The Drug Enforcement Administration administratively forfeited the $10,293.

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, and United States Postal Inspection Service.