California Man Convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine
Acting United States Attorney Robert C. Stuart announced that on Thursday, June 15, 2017, Robert L. Mayfield, originally of Sacramento, California, was convicted by a federal jury of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine after a three-day trial. Sentencing is scheduled for September 29, 2017.
Evidence presented at trial showed that in 2014 and early 2015, Mayfield and other persons, including his brother, Anthony Harris, were involved in selling methamphetamine in the Lincoln area which was transported from California on Amtrak trains. In February of 2015, Lincoln Police Department officers served a search warrant at an apartment where Harris was staying. They found over 160 grams of methamphetamine, cash, two firearms, and items commonly used in drug distribution in the apartment. Harris was arrested and made a number of recorded calls from the Lancaster County Jail to Mayfield during which Mayfield told Harris not to talk to law enforcement.
Harris was indicted in a separate case and pled guilty to charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime. He was sentenced to a total of 97 months in prison in September of 2015. Tiara Blanco-Liggins, who was also in the apartment at the time of the search pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana and was sentenced to 51 months in prison in January of 2016.
This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Drug Task Force.