Beatrice man sent to prison for drug offense

Beatrice man sent to prison for drug offense


A Beatrice man was sentenced to prison for a drug offense that occurred earlier this year.

Nicholas J. Umphenour, 34, was sentenced this week in Gage County District Court to 5-10 years in prison for a charge of attempted distribution of methamphetamine, a class 2 A felony.

That charge was reduced to include “attempted” as part of a plea agreement, and a second charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was also dismissed.

Umphenour was one of two people arrested in February after Beatrice police served a search warrant at 1510 High St. in Beatrice.

According to arrest documents, police found Nicholas Umphenour and Jered Lockwood inside a shed at the address.

During a search of the shed, police found approximately 2.2 grams of suspected methamphetamine in a plastic baggie, along with multiple pipes and syringes. Three scales with a white substance on them were also found in the shed.

Arrest documents state that Lockwood admitted to seeing narcotics transactions from Umphenour and that one of the scales was his.

Lockwood currently faces a charge of attempted possession of a controlled substance, a class 1 misdemeanor, in the case. He’s scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 18.


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