Lincoln Man Sentenced in Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Rudolph Deleon, 63, of Lincoln, Nebraska, to 292 months in federal prison for his part in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Lincoln, Nebraska.
In September of 2011, Investigators with the Lincoln Lancaster County Drug Task Force contacted Rudolph Deleon at his residence in Lincoln, Nebraska. Investigators had received information that a fugitive with felony warrants might be with Deleon. Deleon denied that anybody other than his grandchildren was in his residence and gave the investigators consent to search his residence. During this search, the investigators located a bag of suspected methamphetamine sitting on the bedroom night stand along with a methamphetamine pipe. Investigators then obtained a search warrant for the residence. Upon conducting the search, investigators found an additional 2054.6 grams of suspected methamphetamine which was located in Deleon's bedroom inside a black cooler next to his bed. Also found were numerous baggies of various sizes containing methamphetamine, pipes and $10,020.00 in cash.
On July 25, 2012, Rudolph Deleon pled guilty to the one-count Indictment charging him with Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine. After he is released from prison, Deleon will serve 10 years under supervision.
This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Drug Task Force.