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Kansas Man Sentenced in Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Westleigh Miesner, 29, of Kansas, 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.  United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Miesner to 66 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison, he will begin a 4-year term of supervised release.

On May 14, 2019, a confidential informant (CI) arranged to purchase one ounce of methamphetamine from co-defendant, Shanda Daniels.  The CI traveled to the house Daniels was living in at this time in Trenton, Nebraska.  The CI entered the house and contacted Daniels and an unknown male.  This unknown male was later identified by the CI as Westleigh Miesner from a photo lineup.  Miesner weighed out the methamphetamine.  The lab results showed 13 grams of actual methamphetamine.

Shanda Daniels has pled guilty and is scheduled for sentencing on February 2, 2023.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Susan T. Lehr, Drug Enforcement Unit Chief (402) 661-3700

Updated December 9, 2022