ALLIANCE, Neb. -- A 43-year-old man from Alliance was sentenced on Monday to 15 years in prison for drug and weapon charges. 

The U.S. Attorney announced that Ryan Arrants was sentenced in federal court in Omaha for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. 

Arrants was sentenced to 15 years in prison, and after his release he will start a five-year term of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system. 

Court documents said that on Apr. 20, 2021 law enforcement in Alliance did a controlled purchase of meth and a Ruger handgun from Arrants.

A confidential informant went to Arrants’s residence and purchased the meth and the handgun for $450.

On Aug. 9, 2021, officers executed a search warrant of Arrants’s Alliance home and found about 115 grams of meth. Arrants was knowingly in possession of the meth and intended to distribute it.

This case was investigated by the Alliance Police Department, the Scottsbluff Police Department, the WING Drug Task Force, and the Nebraska State Patrol.