COLUMBUS, Neb. -- It was announced Thursday that a Columbus man has been sentenced in federal court for transportation of child pornography. 

27-year-old Dezmin Meridith was sentenced in federal court in Omaha. 

Meridith was originally sentenced to 90 months imprisonment by Chief United State District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. 

There is no parole in the federal prison system. 

After his release from prison, Meridith will serve 10 years of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender. 

Chief Judge Rossiter ordered Meridith to pay $12,000 in restitution. 

In May 2019, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office began investigating a CyberTipline Report that a Dropbox user had uploaded child pornography. 

Investigators identified Meridith as a suspect and determined that he had relocated from Omaha back to Columbus. 

Investigators contacted Meridith who admitted to purchasing packages of child pornography files on a chat application and then uploading them to Dropbox. 

This case was investigated by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Omaha FBI's Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force.