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California Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska

Acting United States Attorney Robert C. Stuart announced that on Thursday, October 5, 2017, Robert L. Mayfield, originally of Sacramento, California, was sentenced to 20 years, (240 months), in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine.  Mayfield was convicted by a federal jury in June of 2017.  Mayfield faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years due to a prior felony drug conviction from the State of Nevada.  Following the prison term, he will serve 10 years on supervised release.


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. 


This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Drug Task Force.

Updated October 6, 2017

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