Grand Island man sentenced on meth distribution charge

Seth Hansen, of Grand Island, was sentenced in federal court on possession with intent to...
Seth Hansen, of Grand Island, was sentenced in federal court on possession with intent to distribute meth.(Hall County Department of Corrections)
Published: May. 24, 2023 at 5:18 PM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KSNB) - A Grand Island man is heading to federal prison for more than 11 years.

U.S. Attorney Steven Russell announced in a release that 30-year-old Seth Hansen was sentenced to 140 months following his conviction for distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture.

The sentence was enhanced because Hansen was carrying a knife and a taser while dealing drugs. The sentence was also enhanced because Hansen had a prior conviction for robbery, a serious violent felony.

After he completes his prison sentence, Hansen will also serve eight years on supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

In January of 2022, Hansen was stopped by police in Grand Island after committing a traffic violation. Officers searched his car and found marijuana, a methamphetamine pipe, and two bags of methamphetamine that weighed about 54 grams. He had a knife with 3.5″ blade in his waistband and a taser in the center console. The Nebraska State Patrol Crime Lab confirmed the presence of at least 50 grams of pure methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Grand Island 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.