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California Woman Sentenced for Methamphetamine Conspiracy

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

United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Katherine Marie Tacheira, 51, of Walnut Creek, California, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for her participation in a methamphetamine conspiracy.  Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Tacheira to 120 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After her release from prison, Tacheira will begin a five-year term of supervised release.

In May 2020, the Holt County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska State Patrol. and the United States Postal Inspection Service began investigating Lindsey Rokahr and Dallas Rhinehart for their involvement in the distribution of methamphetamine in the Norfolk, Nebraska, area.  As a result of the investigation, it was determined that Tacheira was the source of the methamphetamine, who would mail multi-ounce packages from California to recipients in Nebraska.  The USPS was able to determine that three packages of methamphetamine were sent by Tacheira in July, August, and September of 2020.  The September package from Tacheira to Rokahr was intercepted and contained three ounces of methamphetamine.  The total amount of methamphetamine sent by Tacheira was 13 ounces.

Rhinehart was sentenced on March 13, 2023, to 130 months’ imprisonment.  Rokahr has entered a guilty plea to the conspiracy and is set for sentencing on August 4, 2023.

This case was investigated by the Holt County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska State Patrol, and United States Postal Inspection Service.


Susan Lehr - Chief, Drug Enforcement Unit (402) 661-3700

Updated May 17, 2023