Bellevue man sentenced on two methamphetamine cases

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN)- A Bellevue man was sentenced to 22 years and four months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute meth on Monday.

Officials say that 33-year-old Phillip Marlowe Donovan was involved in two drug related cases. In the first, Donovan distributed at least 500 grams (approximately 18 ounces) of methamphetamine mixture in the Lincoln and Omaha areas. Donovan was indited for the case in November of 2017.

According to officials, Omaha police went to an Omaha Hotel looking for Donovan who was wanted for violating the terms of his first case. When the officers tried to arrest him, Donovan ran and pulled a gun on the officers. Donovan then dropped the gun, tripped and fell. A search warrant executed on his hotel room and car revealed 498 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine.

For the first case Donovan was sentenced to ten years, and for the second case Donovan was sentenced to 21 years and 10 months. The sentences for both cases were ordered to served at the same time, resulting in a total of 22 years and four months. Donovan will then serve five years on supervised release.

This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Drug Task Force and the Omaha Police Department.

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