Hastings man sentenced to 12 years in prison for drug-related charge
HASTINGS, Neb. -- A man from Hastings was sentenced to 12 years in prison for meth-related charge on Wednesday.
Acting U.S. Attorney Steven Russell said 52-year-old Robert Williams, of Hastings, received 144 months in prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Williams will serve eight years of supervised release after his initial prison sentence. There is no parole in the federal system.
According to court documents, investigators used a confidential informant to buy meth from Williams on July 9, 2020 but the buy fell through. The investigators got a search warrant for Williams’s apartment after and found approximately 269 grams of meth, packaged in 27 different baggies.
Officials said the drugs were sent to the Nebraska State Patrol Crime Lab and they confirmed that one of the bags was 66 grams of pure meth. Officers also found marijuana and a large number of pills along with other items used to take and sell drugs.
This case was investigated by the Hastings Police Department and the Central Nebraska Drug and Safe Streets Task Force, which is made up of officers from the Grand Island Police Department, Hall County Sheriff, Hastings Police Department, Adams County Sheriff, Kearney Police Department, Buffalo County Sheriff, Nebraska State Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.