HASTINGS, Neb. -- A meth-related conviction led to a sentence of 13 years in prison for a Hastings man.

Acting U.S. Attorney Susan Lehr said 50-year-old Armando Ibarra, of Hastings, was sentenced in federal court in Lincoln on Nov. 6. He was convicted for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Ibarra will serve 156 months in prison with a five-year term of supervised release after. There is no parole in the federal system.

According to court documents, Ibarra reached an agreement with others to distribute meth in Hastings between August 2019 and May 2021. Ibarra sold meth to confidential informants and police found meth at his home and in his car during several traffic stops.

This case was investigated by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, the Hastings Police Department, and the Trident Drug 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.