Lincoln Man 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 Ali Naem Salman Alzubaidi, 41, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced on November 3, 2011, to 120 months in prison by United States District Judge Richard G. Kopf, for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in the Lincoln, Nebraska, area. In addition to his prison term, Alzubaidi will serve five years of supervised release following his release from prison. Alzubaidi was also ordered to forfeit $994.00 to the United States as drug proceeds.
Alzubaidi pled guilty in August of 2011 to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. From approximately October 31, 2008 up to February 20, 2011, Alzubaidi was involved with others in buying and selling methamphetamine in Lincoln. Alzubaidi was responsible for dealing over a kilogram of methamphetamine during the conspiracy. On September 15, 2010, Alzubaidi was stopped by Lincoln police following a traffic violation. Found in his possession was over five grams of methamphetamine, $579.00 and paraphernalia used in the selling of drugs. He was stopped for another traffic violation on February 8, 2011, at which time he was in possession of over five grams of methamphetamine, two scales with methamphetamine residue and $235.
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).