Colorado Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Crack and Powder Cocaine
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on December 3, 2012, Lavon James Owens, 35, of Lakewood, Colorado, was sentenced to six and one-half years (78 months) in prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine base and powder cocaine. Information provided to law enforcement indicated that between January 1, 2007, and June 14, 2011, Owens and other persons transported cocaine base and powder cocaine from the Denver, Colorado, area to the North Platte area. Owens was held responsible for the distribution of at least 196 grams (approximately seven ounces) of cocaine base (also known as crack cocaine) and at least 100 grams (approximately 3 ½ ounces) of powder cocaine. Owens will serve four years on supervised release after completion of the prison term.
This case was investigated by the CODE Task Force which is made up of law enforcement agencies throughout a 22-county area in west-central/southwest Nebraska and includes the North Platte Police Department, Dawson County Sheriffs Office, Lincoln County Sheriffs Office, Red Willow County Sheriffs Office, Frontier County Sheriffs Office, Nebraska State Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).