A 36-year-old Lincoln man who has served four prison sentences in Nebraska is headed back on a drug charge, this time for 18 to 22 years.

Lonnie Obst pleaded no contest to delivering or possessing methamphetamine with intent to deliver Jan. 31. He had been out of prison for a little more than a year at the time, after serving 10 years for an assault in Hall County.

Prosecutors alleged he was a habitual criminal in that case and in his latest, meaning he faced a minimum of 10 years in prison when Lancaster County Judge Robert Otte sentenced him Monday.

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