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A Lincoln man who police caught with methamphetamine in a safe in his car last year got 10 years in federal prison Friday on a drug dealing indictment.

James M. Perkins, 28, had pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf sentenced him to the prison time, plus five years of supervised release.

On Aug. 9, 2017, a Lincoln police officer discovered 69 grams, or about 2 ounces, of meth in a safe following a traffic stop just shortly after 11 p.m., according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Officers also found almost $1,000 and hydrocodone pills in the safe and arrested Perkins.

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Lori Pilger is a public safety reporter.

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