Grand Island Woman Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on August 25, 2015, Nicole Renee Contreras, age 33 of Grand Island, was sentenced to 10 years (120 months) in prison for her role in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual), 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine, a mixture or substance containing cocaine, and a mixture or substance containing marijuana between January of 2010 and October 16, 2014. Following the prison term, Contreras will serve five years on supervised release.
Information provided to law enforcement established that Contreras was responsible for the distribution of at least 50 grams of methamphetamine (actual), at least 500 grams (approximately 18 ounces) of methamphetamine mixture, and small amounts of cocaine and marijuana during that time-period. On October 16, 2014, Contreras was contacted by narcotics officers at a Lincoln motel and gave the officers consent to search which led to the discovery of a total of approximately 95 grams of methamphetamine, approximately one ounce of marijuana and a small amount of cocaine. Contreras admitted to the officers that she had sold methamphetamine from the motel room prior to the officers’ arrival.
This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Drug Task Force.