California Woman Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute Crack
Contact: Susan Lehr, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Chief, 402-661-3700
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Jessica Michele Roberts, 21, of Colton, California., was sentenced on November 1, 2011, to 120 months in prison by United States District Judge Richard G. Kopf, for conspiring to distribute crack in the Lincoln, Nebraska, area. In addition to her prison term, Roberts will serve five years of supervised release following her release from prison.
Roberts pled guilty in January of 2011 to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack. From approximately August of 2009 up to June 3, 2010, Roberts was involved with Jerome Otis Davis and others in buying and selling crack in Lincoln. Roberts was responsible for dealing over 800 grams of crack during the conspiracy. On June 2, 2010, a search warrant at the home of Davis and Roberts resulted in the seizure of money, drug paraphernalia and a small amount of cocaine. The following day, Roberts was arrested for delivering crack. At the time of her arrest, Roberts and was in possession of over 22 grams of crack and $530.
This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force which includes the Lincoln Police Department; Lancaster County SheriffМs Department; University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Department; the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).