ALLIANCE, Neb. -- A 36-year-old Alliance man will be serving 15 years in prison for drug related crimes. 

On Friday, the U.S. Attorney announced that 36-year-old Matthew Foster of Alliance was sentenced to federal court in Omaha.

Foster was sentenced for distribution of heroin and fentanyl analogue. 

Senior United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Foster to 180 months in prison.

After his release from prison, he will begin a 3-year term of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system. 

Court documents said that on Feb. 3, 2021, law enforcement were dispatched to a residence in Alliance regarding an overdose victim.

Law enforcement were able to show that Foster provided a fentanyl pill to the victim that resulted in an overdose. Medical personnel revived the victim with Narcan and they survived.

On Feb. 10, 2021, law enforcement used a confidential informant to purchase heroin and blue Fentanyl pills from Foster in Alliance.

Right after the controlled purchase, on the same day, law enforcement executed a search warrant on Foster’s residence.

During the search warrant, law enforcement seized blue Fentanyl pills and heroin.