Imprisoned Columbus Man Given More Jail Time for Meth Possession in Dodge County

COLUMBUS, Neb. – A Columbus man already in prison for coordinating a drug transaction while in jail, has been given more time for meth possession in a neighboring county.

21-year-old Ethan Vesely was sentenced to 18 months of additional prison time for possession of meth in Dodge County.

Records say in August of last year, Vesely and 19-year-old Rachel Hayward were found with over eight grams of meth near North Bend, while both were on probation.

Vesely had a meth dealing charge dropped in exchange for his plea.

The two originally got in legal trouble in February of 2017, when Hayward sent Vesely meth and prescription pills when he was in the Platte County jail, according to court records.

Vesely was sent to prison for two and half years in that incident, while Hayward got a year in jail.

Vesely is credited with 201 days already served for the Dodge County conviction.

Hayward was given 18 months of “intensive supervised probation” in January for her role in the Dodge County incident.

19-year-old Rachel Hayward, pictured in court, was given probation for her role in the Dodge County incident.

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