Lincoln Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine
On November 26, 2013, Ricardo Omar Hernandez, 37, of Lincoln, was sentenced to 27 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine between January of 2011 and February 23, 2013. Hernandez was ordered to serve 10 years of supervised release following the prison term, and he was also ordered to forfeit $12,914 in cash to the United States of America. Hernandez was convicted by a federal jury on August 29, 2013.
Witnesses testified at trial that Hernandez was involved in distributing methamphetamine in the Lincoln, Beatrice, and Omaha areas. On February 23, 2013, a search warrant was served by the Lincoln Police Department at his Lincoln apartment. During that search, officers found 17.41 grams of methamphetamine which was determined to be at least 95% pure along with $12,914 in cash.
The matter was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force, the Nebraska State Patrol, and the Federal Bureau Investigation, (FBI).