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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Lincoln Couple Sentenced in Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Benjamin Martin, 26, of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Audrey Glenn, 26, of Lincoln, were sentenced on November 6, in Lincoln, Nebraska, by United States District Judge John M. Gerrard, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  Martin was also convicted of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  Martin received a sentence of 135 months imprisonment on Count 1 and a consecutive 60 months imprisonment for Count 2, and Glenn received a sentence of 120 months in prison.  Both will be required to serve 5 years of supervised release following their prison terms.

Martin distributed large quantities of methamphetamine to others in the Lincoln area.  That ended December 20, 2013, when Lincoln Police were dispatched to the Walmart located at 2501 Grainger Parkway due to reports that there was a man passed out in a vehicle that was running.  When officers arrived, Martin was slumped over in the vehicle with his pants unbuttoned and pulled down off his hips.  Clearly visible were several rifle rounds lying in Martins lap.  A rifle was located concealed under a blanket on the passenger seat next to Martin.  The vehicle was searched and seized were another rifle, 2 pistols, 200 rounds of ammunition, a large capacity clip for one of the rifles, 15.5 grams of methamphetamine and cash.  At the jail, more money was found in Martin’s possession, making the total seized over $48,000.  After Martin was lodged in jail, he made a phone call to his girlfriend, Audrey Glenn.  Glenn told Martin she was collecting money to get Martin out of jail.  She was followed to a storage unit used by Martin and found in it was 4 ounces of methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Drug Task Force.

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Updated February 4, 2015