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Grand Island Man Sentenced to 180 Months for Methamphetamine

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

Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Dale Roberson, age 37 of Grand Island, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine. Senior United States District Judge Richard G. Kopf sentenced Roberson to 180 months’ imprisonment.  After completing his term of imprisonment, Roberson will be required to serve a 10-year term of supervised released.  There is no parole in the federal system.

As of early 2018, Roberson was distributing large amounts of methamphetamine to people in the Grand Island area and continued doing so into May 2020.  Many of the transactions occurred at Roberson’s Grand Island residence.  Police surveillance captured short-term traffic occurring at Roberson’s residence during portions of this time period.

Investigators found social media communication between Roberson and others discussing the exchange of methamphetamine, money, drug use, and trips to other states to obtain drugs.

During a search of Roberson’s residence, officers found methamphetamine, a firearm, ammunition, and drug paraphernalia including items used to redistribute methamphetamine to others.

This case was investigated by the Grand Island Police Department and the Central Nebraska Drug and Safe Streets Task Force, which is made up of officers from the Grand Island Police Department, Hall County Sheriff, Hastings Police Department, Adams County Sheriff, Kearney Police Department, Buffalo County Sheriff, Nebraska State Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated May 7, 2021

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