North Platte Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and Cocaine
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on November 13, 2012, Tomas Hernandez, IV, 25, of North Platte was sentenced to seven years (84 months) in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine between January of 2009, and August of 2011. Following the prison term, Hernandez will serve four years on supervised release.
Hernandez was held responsible for the distribution of at least 50 grams (approximately 1 ¾ ounces) but less than 200 grams (approximately 7 ounces) of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine. Information provided to law enforcement indicated that Hernandez was also involved in the distribution of cocaine. In April of 2011, a confidential informant working with the CODE Task Force purchased small amounts of methamphetamine from Hernandez in North Platte on two occasions.
This case was investigated by the CODE Task Force which is made up of law enforcement agencies throughout a 22-county area in west-central/southwest Nebraska and includes the North Platte Police Department, Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Red Willow County Sheriff’s Office, Frontier County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska State Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).