Lincoln Woman Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute Methamphetamine
Contact: Susan Lehr, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Chief, 402-661-3700
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Colleen Karen Aragon, 51, of Lincoln, Nebraska., was sentenced on November 2, 2011, to 188 months in prison by United States District Judge Richard G. Kopf, for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in the Lincoln, Nebraska, area. In addition to her prison term, Aragon will serve five years of supervised release following her release from prison.
Aragon pled guilty in May of 2011 to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. From approximately January 1, 2006 to July 10, 2010, Aragon was involved with a number of other individuals who were buying and selling methamphetamine in Lincoln. Aragon was responsible for dealing one and a half kilograms of methamphetamine during the conspiracy. In June and July of 2010, Aragon sold methamphetamine to undercover officers on five occasions. The length of AragonМs sentence was also influenced by her prior drug convictions and her involvement in the conspiracy while she was on supervised release imposed for a prior federal methamphetamine distribution conspiracy.
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).