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Former Nebraska Woman Sentenced in Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

Acting United States Attorney Susan T. Lehr announced that Shanda Daniels, 35, formerly of Trenton, Nebraska was sentenced today in federal court in Lincoln, Nebraska, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of actual methamphetamine.  Senior United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Daniels to 60 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system.  After her release from prison, she will begin a 5-year term of supervised release.

On May 14, 2019, a confidential informant (CI) arranged to purchase one ounce of methamphetamine from Shanda Daniels.  The CI traveled to Daniels’s residence in Trenton.  The CI entered the house and contacted Daniels and an unknown male.  This unknown male was later identified as Westleigh Miesner.  Miesner weighed out the methamphetamine.  The lab results showed 13 grams of actual methamphetamine.

On December 2, 2022, Miesner was sentenced to 66 months’ imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Matt Lierman, Drug Enforcement Unit Chief (402) 661-3700

Updated July 19, 2023