Nebraska man who has spent most of the last six years in prison will spend at least the next two-and-a-half years there too.
The Cassgram reports that Travis W. Landanger had entered no contest pleas to three counts: possession of forged instruments (counterfeit money), a Class IV Felony; possession of methamphetamine, also a Class IV Felony; and driving under the influence-second offense-super (because of a refusal to submit to a chemical test), a Class I Misdemeanor. Two other counts were dropped as part of a plea agreement.
A Nebraska State Patrol trooper observed driving violations and pulled over the vehicle driven by Landanger on September 25th. He refused to take an alcohol/drug test but an NSP expert would have testified at trial that Landanger was an impaired driver, said Cass County Chief Deputy Attorney Colin Palm. The subsequent investigation uncovered meth residue in the car and $2600 in cash, about half of which was determined to be counterfeit $100 bills.
Landanger had been released from prison and was on parole at the time of his arrest. He’ll now have to serve out the rest of that sentence followed by at least 16 months for the sentence handed down by Cass County District Judge Randall Rehmeier.
Landanger has a felony record in York and Lancaster Counties that includes two meth-related convictions and one burglary conviction.