North Platte man sentenced to 70 months in prison for possession of methamphetamine
A man from North Platte has been convicted in federal court of intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.
Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Eric White, 37, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for conspiracy to distribute and possess in plan to dispense 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.
White was sentenced to 70 months in prison. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, he will begin a period of supervised release of 5 years.
On August 25, 2019, law enforcement from the North Platte Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop on an unlicensed black motorcycle driven by White. White didn’t stop, and a chase began.
White eventually destroyed the motorcycle and was taken into custody. White had about ten grams of methamphetamine on him.
Law enforcement relied on a cooperating witness, who told law enforcement that she received large amounts of methamphetamine from White and would then distribute it to others.
They also made trips to Colorado to obtain quantities of methamphetamine to distribute. White was held responsible for 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine.
This matter was investigated by the North Platte Police Department.