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Falls City Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute of Methamphetamine

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

United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Daniel Lock, 35, of Falls City, Nebraska, was sentenced on May 17, 2023, in Lincoln, Nebraska, by Senior United States District Court Judge John M. Gerrard to a term of 42 months’ imprisonment following his conviction for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. After he completes his prison sentence, Lock will also serve three years on supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

Between January and June of 2021, Lock and co-defendant Taylor Zimmerling distributed methamphetamine in and around Falls City. Several cooperating witnesses told investigators that Lock and Zimmerling, who is set to be sentenced on July 6, delivered distribution quantities of methamphetamine to them. On June 3, 2021, investigators executed a search warrant at Lock’s residence in Falls City. Investigators located approximately 55 grams of methamphetamine, scales, packaging material, cash, and a police scanner. A search of cell phones belonging to Lock and Zimmerling revealed messages consistent with drug delivery, sales, and distribution. Lock admitted that the drugs found at the residence belonged to him. A forensic scientist at the Nebraska State Patrol Crime Lab found the drug seizure to contain at least 44 grams of pure methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Richardson County Sheriff’s Office.   


Michael Norris - Criminal Chief (402) 661-3700

Updated May 22, 2023