Beatrice man resentenced on drug charges
BEATRICE – A 26-year-old Beatrice man who had his four-year probation sentence revoked has now been ordered to serve three years in state prison.
Ryan Peden was resentenced Wednesday on convictions of attempted possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and a drug infraction.
Peden asked the judge to take into consideration time he’s spent and money he’s paid through probation. "It's complicated, man. I've got a lot going on, out there and in here, in front of you, right now. It's a lot...it's stressful. I keep, just ruining my reputation in this town...I just want to get out and leave Beatrice, man."
Gage County District Judge Rick Schreiner says it’s less about where the defendant has been…and more about what he’s done. "You've got criminal history in Richardson County, Lancaster County, here in Gage County, Pottawattamie County. It's not all of those locations that are unfair or harassing you. You go where you go, and where you go, the problems follow."
After prison, Peden has been ordered to serve one year on supervision and he received credit for 319 days spent in jail. Peden was arrested in June of 2017 by Beatrice Police, following a traffic stop after which police located about 15 grams of marijuana, marijuana seeds and stems, a grinder and drug paraphernalia.