GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- The U.S. Attorney said that a 30-year-old Grand Island man was sentenced on Wednesday to more than 11 years in prison for meth charges.

United States Attorney Steven Russell said that 30-year-old Seth Hansen of Grand Island was sentenced Wednesday by the Senior U.S. District Court Judge to 140 months in prison following his conviction for distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture.

The court said that the sentence was enhanced because Hansen was carrying a knife and a taser while dealing drugs, and because he had a prior conviction for robbery, a serious violent felony.

After Hansen completes his prison sentence, he will also serve eight years on supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

According to court documents, in January of 2022, Hansen was stopped by police in Grand Island after committing a traffic violation.

Officers searched his car and found marijuana, a meth pipe, and two bags of methamphetamine that weighed about 54 grams.

He had a knife with 3.5” blade in his waistband and a taser in the center console.

The Nebraska State Patrol Crime Lab confirmed the presence of at least 50 grams of pure meth.