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A Gage County District Court judge sentenced a Beatrice man to 60 months of probation in a case related to drug distribution.

The sentence was handed down to 19-year-old Chase N. Lyons on Thursday. Lyons was sentenced to 60 months of probation for distribution of a controlled substance, which was reduced from distribution of a controlled substance near a school.

An addition charge of distribution of a controlled substance near a school was reduced to possession of a controlled substance. Lyons received 36 months of probation for the possession charge, and the two sentences will run concurrently.

Lyons was arrested in late July after Beatrice police conducted a controlled purchase of methamphetamine for $40.

An informant met Lyons near North 15th and Carlyle streets. The purchase was made approximately 720 feet from Paddock Lane Elementary School.

Another controlled buy was made on Aug. 7 after an informant arranged to purchase .4 grams of methamphetamine for $40, according to the warrant.

The arrested was part of a large drug investigation by police that resulted in more than 10 arrests this summer.

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