MACY, Neb. -- A 37-year-old Macy man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for drug crimes.

The U.S. Attorney announced that 37-year-old Terrence Sherman of Macy was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Omaha for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

The U.S. District Judge sentenced Sherman to 180 months in prison.

After his release from prison, Sherman will begin a five-year term of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

Court documents said that on Aug. 20, 2021, officers stopped a vehicle in Macy that had four people, including Sherman and co-defendant Collin Parker.

Officers found about 123 grams of meth, scales, baggies, and a 12-gauge shotgun.

The court said that Sherman and Parker had conspired to distribute meth and they possessed the shotgun in furtherance of that conspiracy.

Parker previously pleaded guilty and on Apr. 5, 2023, was sentenced to 110 months in prison.

This case was investigated by the Omaha Nation Law Enforcement Services, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.