Man Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Felon in Possession of a Firearm While on Pretrial Release
On August 15, 2014, Jamie Eugene Tuggle, 33, formerly of Lincoln, was sentenced to 164 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine and a consecutive sentence of 24 months for being a felon in possession of a firearm while on pretrial release. Following the prison terms, Tuggle will serve five years on supervised release. He also ordered to pay $200 in special assessments and forfeit $301.00 in cash to the United States.
Tuggle was originally indicted in August of 2013 for possession of 5 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. That charge resulted from the execution of a search warrant at his Lincoln residence on June 30, 2013. During that search, Lincoln police officers found 28.5 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine which was determined to be approximately 85% pure. Officers also found items consistent with the sale of methamphetamine in Tuggle’s residence. Tuggle was contacted and was found to be in possession of $301.00 in cash. Tuggle waived his Miranda rights and admitted that the drugs found during the search of his residence belonged to him.
On October 15, 2013, Tuggle was released from custody on conditions. On December 6, 2013, Tuggle was arrested in York, Nebraska by the United States Marshal’s Service. During a search of Tuggle’s bedroom, a handgun was found. Tuggle had two prior felony convictions at the time of his arrest.
An Information was filed which added the charge of felon in possession of a firearm while on pretrial release to the drug charge. Tuggle pled guilty to both charges on April 3, 2014.
This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force and the United States Marshal’s Service.