By Nina Harrelson email@example.com
A drug conspiracy conviction has earned a North Platte man nearly six years in prison.
Victor Jimenez-Lopez, 30, was sentenced Thursday to 70 months in prison by United States District Judge John Gerrard for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams of methamphetamine.
On June 16, 2011, Jimenez-Lopez was evicted from his apartment, and authorities recovered 65.7 grams of meth from inside after a caretaker for the property found the drugs and reported it to police.
Then five months later, on Nov. 17, Jimenez-Lopez was arrested for possessing two grams of meth in Kearney. While being questioned by police, he admitted that the meth found in his apartment in June was indeed his.
He also told police he had made five or six trips to Phoenix, Ariz., since January of that year to get the drugs -- sometimes bringing back as much as eight ounces in a single trip.
Jimenez-Lopez will serve five years of supervised release following his prison term.
This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations.