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Grand Island Man Sentenced for Distributing Methamphetamine

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

Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that John Wizinsky, 57, of Grand Island, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for Distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.  Chief United States District Court Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Wizinsky to 262 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison, he will begin an 8-year term of supervised release.

On October 10, 2019, a confidential informant purchased 52 grams of actual methamphetamine from Wizinsky at the Pump and Pantry in Grand Island.  On September 28, 2020, Wizinsky was arrested on his federal warrant, and he had another 25 grams of actual methamphetamine in his rear pocket.  Wizinsky was responsible for 77 grams actual methamphetamine and was found to be a career offender for having two prior felony convictions for controlled substance offenses.   

This case was investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol.


Updated August 3, 2021

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