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Lexington Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine Distribution

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

United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that David Murcia-Retana, 21, of Lexington, Nebraska, was sentenced on February 27, 2024, in federal court in Lincoln, Nebraska, for distribution of five grams or more of methamphetamine. Senior United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Murcia-Retana to 60- months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After Murcia-Retana release from prison, he will begin a 4-year term of supervised release.

On May 25, 2021, in Lexington, law enforcement agents executed a controlled buy of meth from Murcia-Retana. A confidential informant (“the CI”) met with Murcia-Retana at a location in Lexington and provided Murcia-Retana with $1,200 in exchange for meth.  The CI then provided the meth to the agents.  The meth was laboratory tested and confirmed to be approximately 45 grams of actual meth.   

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Lecia Wright - Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney (402) 661-3700

Updated February 29, 2024