Lincoln Man Sentenced for Drug Distribution
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Edgar Garcia Hernandez, 34, of Lincoln, Nebraska., was sentenced on January 3, 2012, to 37 months in prison by United States District Judge Richard G. Kopf, for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine. In addition to his prison term, Hernandez will serve three years of supervised release following his release from prison, and he was ordered to forfeit $,1799.19 in cash to the United States of America.
On July 16, 2011, a search warrant was executed at Edgar Garcia Hernandez's Lincoln residence. In the residence, officers found approximately 39 grams of a substance which tested positive for methamphetamine and approximately $2200 in cash. The cash included $400 previously provided to Hernandez in partial payment for one-half ounce of methamphetamine purchased by an informant working for the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force.
This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force which includes officers from the Lincoln Police Department, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI).