In his role with Dodge County's drug court, Judge Geoffrey Hall has heard Timothy Wondra's name pop up several times as someone who sold methamphetamine to or used it with participants in the program.
On Monday, Hall ensured that he won't be hearing Wondra's name for a while.
Hall sentenced the 23-year-old Fremont man to 5 to 7 years in prison for delivery of methamphetamine in Dodge County District Court.
"For whatever reason, you have been a scourge on this community, and some would say a parasite," Hall told Wondra.
Wondra originally pleaded guilty to the charge in August, but a warrant had to be issued for his arrest when he failed to show for a September court hearing.
"Meth is ruling his life," Wondra's attorney Leo Eskey said. "He needs to be someplace where meth doesn't have a chance to rule his life."
Hall urged Wondra to take advantage of treatment programs while in prison.
"To beat that drug, it's going to take a total change of your lifestyle," the judge said.
In another case on Monday, Hall sentenced 41-year-old Chad Cutts of Fremont to two years of probation for second-offense third-degree assault.
Cutts also was sentenced to 180 days in jail, but Hall set a hearing in September to determine if that jail time will be necessary.
"The people that are depending on you the most are asking that you get another chance," Hall said. "That's the main reason I'm going to give you a chance and not send you to the state penitentiary."
Jeff Gieselman, 33, of Fremont was sentenced to 20 months to 5 years in prison for second-offense third-degree domestic assault after pleading guilty to the charge and waiving his right to a pre-sentence investigation.
Hall sentenced 46-year-old Michael Emerson of Omaha to 2 1/2 years of intensive supervised probation for theft by receiving stolen property. Emerson also was sentenced to 300 days in jail, but Hall set a September hearing to determine if the jail time will be necessary.
In other proceedings:
* Brian Davis, 48, of Fremont had two cases continued until April 1.
* Marla Utterback, 44, of Fremont pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine. Sentencing was set for May 6.
* Christopher Vick, 30, of Glendale, Ariz., pleaded innocent to one count of sexual assault by use of an electronic device and four counts of enticement by an electronic communications device. Further proceedings were set for April 15.