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Lincoln man sentenced for methamphetamine and firearms charges

Posted at 9:24 AM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 10:24:35-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Donald James Cox, Jr. was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison yesterday for methamphetamine and firearms charges, according to US Attorney for Nebraska Joe Kelly.

Cox was sentenced to 10 years for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual/pure methamphetamine, cocaine, tetrahydrocannabinols (THC), cocaine and marijuana. He also received a five-year sentence for using, carrying and possessing a firearm in connection with the drug offense. That sentence will be served consecutive to the sentence for the drug offense. Following the prison term, Collins will serve five years on supervised release. He was also ordered to forfeit more than $19,000 in cash.

Cox was picked up back in August of 2018 during a traffic stop. He was found in possession of three bags containing methamphetamine, and a loaded firearm in his center console. A digital scale was found behind the driver's seat of his vehicle and he was in possession of $5,000.

Cox admitted to officers that the methamphetamine found belonged to him. He also admitted to selling methamphetamine to about five customers.