September 22, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Kearney Man Sentenced for Being an Unlawful User in Possession of Firearms

Lincoln, Neb. — Tyler Ray Tockey, 29, of Kearney, Nebraska, was sentenced Thursday to nearly two-years in prison for being an unlawful user of controlled substances while in possession of firearms.

After he completes 21 month prison sentence, Tockey will be on supervised release for two years. Senior United States District Court Judge John M. Gerrard presided over the case. Tockey pleaded guilty to the offense on November 29, 2022.

On March 24, 2022, law enforcement executed a search warrant at the Tockey’s residence in Kearney. Inside the residence, they found firearms, ammunition, marijuana, and methamphetamine. Tockey was arrested.

After being advised of the Miranda warnings, Tockey said he was the only person who lived at the residence. He admitted to being a regular user of marijuana and methamphetamine. He also said that police would find firearms and drugs in his residence.

The investigation was conducted by the Kearney Police Department, the Nebraska State Patrol, the Department of Homeland Security Investigations, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

Source: Nebraska Regional News