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A Beatrice man convicted of distributing methamphetamine will spend four years on probation after being sentenced Thursday.

Corey Torske, 36, was one of two people arrested last June after an investigation by Beatrice police.

Gage County Court documents Torske was residing at a residence with two children, ages 7 and 10.

Police searched the residence and located multiple drug paraphernalia items and items used for distribution.

In a bedroom, police found a black box which court documents state was in reach of the children.

The box contained an open syringe, along with broken pipes and a white substance that tested positive for methamphetamine.

Marijuana pipes and residue were also found.

Five bags were recovered from the box, and the bags contained residue that tested positive for methamphetamine.

Torske was sentenced to four years of probation for distribution of methamphetamine and two counts of negligent child abuse.

Two additional charges related to distribution were previously dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

The woman arrested as part of the investigation, 31-year-old Britney Baca, was sentenced in January to two years of probation for attempted possession of a controlled substance and two counts negligent child abuse.

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