Lincoln Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Manufacture Marijuana
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that My Tan Cao, 43, of Lincoln, Nebraska., was sentenced on March 14, 2012, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to 24 months in prison by United States District Judge Richard G. Kopf, for conspiring to manufacture at least 50 marijuana plants. In addition to his prison term, Cao was ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his release from prison.
Cao was arrested by federal authorities in California on June 5, 2010, when Cao was attempting to re-enter the United States. Cao had been indicted with two of his brothers for conspiring to manufacture marijuana in several houses in Lincoln, Nebraska. In custody since June, Cao now faces deportation to Viet Nam after his prison sentence is completed.
This case was investigated by the Lincoln Police Department and Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted with the assistance of the Lancaster County Attorney’s Office.