Dodge County man sentenced to more than 12 years for meth sales, firearms

(ABC 6 News) – A Dodge County man was sentenced to 147 months in prison, followed by five years of probation for methamphetamine trafficking and firearms violations, according to the U.S. Dept. of Justice.

Matthew Lyman, 48, was arrested for driving while intoxicated in January of 2021. A search of his vehicle uncovered two firearms, three bricks of methamphetamine, and 3,500 pills containing fentanyl.

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Police recorded a call Lyman made from jail in which he instructed others to recover more meth from his apartment in NW Rochester.

Police found nine pounds of meth inside and arrested two people inside; 57-year-old Douglas Howard and 57-year-old Ann Jessen-Ford from the 2100 block of 18 1/2 Ave NW.

Lyman pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one court of possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime in July of 2021.

He was sentenced on June 8, 2022.