Gettysburg Man Gets 10 Year Federal Prison Term For Meth Distribution And Possessing Illegal Firearms

(KCCR) — A Gettysburg man is sentenced in federal court this week to over 10 years in federal prison on firearms and drug charges. U-S Attorney Ron Parsons says 35 year-old Adam Westphal was sentenced Tuesday to 120 months in custody for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance. Westphal was also sentenced to 97 months for each of two firearms charges; Possession of an Unregistered Firearm and Possession of an Unregistered Silencer. All of the prison time will run together except for six months of the firearms convictions meaning Westphal will serve 126 months in federal custody. Five years of supervised release and a 300-dollar assessment to the Federal Crime Victim’s fund is included in the sentence. Westphal was indicted by a federal grand jury in August of 2018. He pled guilty this May. Westphal pled guilty to, with others, distributing between 500 grams and one-point-five kilograms of methamphetamine. Westphal also pled guilty to having 12 firearms with him, including an illegal short shotgun and ammunition. He also was in possession of several homemade silencers and destructive devices which were not registered to him. Westphal was remanded to the custody of the U-S Marshals Service to begin serving his sentence.