Lincoln Man Convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Terry L. Schwarck, 63, of Lincoln, Nebraska., was convicted by a federal jury on February 2, 2012, of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine after a four-day trial.
Schwarck was indicted on the conspiracy charge in March of 2011. He is scheduled for sentencing on April 26, 2012. If Schwarck is found to have a prior felony drug conviction, he faces a sentence of 20 years to life imprisonment and a fine of up to $20,000,000. Otherwise, the potential penalty is not less than 10 years nor more than life imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000,000.
Evidence presented at trial indicated that between October of 2007 and October of 2010, Schwarck was a member of a group which was distributing methamphetamine among a number of persons in the Lincoln area. Witnesses testified at trial that a number of people bought, sold, and used methamphetamine with Schwarck at his Lincoln residence on a regular basis. In the summer and fall of 2010, a Lincoln Police Department undercover officer bought small amounts of methamphetamine on two occasions from Schwarck through a third person. On one occasion in October of 2010, the officer bought a small amount of methamphetamine from Schwarck at his residence.
The matter was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force, which includes the Lincoln Police Department Narcotics Unit and investigators from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department and the UNL Police Department.