An Omaha man arrested for methamphetamine possession following a traffic stop accepted a plea agreement and was sentenced Tuesday in Washington County District Court.

Jarid L. Pope, 26, pleaded guilty to attempted possession of a controlled substance, a Class 1 misdemeanor. He waived a presentence investigation.

Judge John. E. Samson sentenced Pope to 36 days in jail and given credit for time served. He was expected to be released from jail Tuesday.

Prior to sentencing, Chief Deputy County Attorney Erik Petersen said Pope had no criminal history and was “very cooperative” with law enforcement.

Pope's attorney, Joseph Bradley of Omaha, agreed.

“This will be the last time you see Mr. Pope in the courtroom,” he said.

Pope was arrested April 11 after a deputy was called to assist a game warden who had stopped Pope near county roads P49 and P51 southeast of Fort Calhoun. The game warden had stopped Pope for trespassing.

During the stop, Pope admitted to having a controlled substance and gave it to the game warden. The substance tested positive for meth.

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