Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine lands one North Platte man an 87 month sentence behind bars.
U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Joseph Panek, 29, of North Platte was sentenced to 87 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Panek was held responsible for the distribution of at least 350 grams, 12 .5 ounces, of a mixture containing methamphetamine between August of 2010, and August of 2011.
Panek was sentenced previously for possession of methamphetamine and released into the Work Ethic Camp program in May of 2007.
Following his prison term, Panek will serve five years on supervised release.
This case was investigated by the CODE Task Force, which is made up of law enforcement agencies throughout a 22-county area in west-central and southwest Nebraska.