Lincoln Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on May 10, 2013, Rene Antonio Ramos Rodriguez, Sr., age 41 of Lincoln, was sentenced to 11 years and three months (135 months) in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine between February of 2011 and December of 2011. Following the prison term, Rodriguez will serve five years on supervised release. Rodriguez will also forfeit $7,644 in cash to the United States.
Information provided to law enforcement indicated that between February and December of 2011, Rodriguez was responsible for the distribution of at least 1.5 kilograms (approximately three pounds) of methamphetamine. In June of 2011, a search warrant was executed at Rodriguez’s Lincoln residence. During the search, officers found approximately ½ ounce of methamphetamine, three firearms, and a total of $7,644 in cash. In July of 2011, an undercover Nebraska State Patrol investigator and a confidential informant working with the State Patrol purchased approximately 1/8 ounce of methamphetamine from Rodriguez in Lincoln.
The matter was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force, which includes officers of the Lincoln Police Department, the Lancaster County Sheriff=s Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI), and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Department, and by the Nebraska State Patrol.