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Lincoln Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Travis J. Nyhoff, 41, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Lincoln.  Senior United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Nyhoff to 10 years in prison for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual).  After serving his sentence, Nyhoff will be placed on supervised release for 5 years.  There is no parole in the federal system. 

On September 21, 2021, investigators with the Lincoln Police Department saw Nyhoff walking on a sidewalk in Lincoln.  The investigators determined that Nyhoff had warrants for his arrest.  The investigators contacted Nyhoff at a gas station parking lot.  Nyhoff was carrying a backpack with a smaller bag clipped to it.  They arrested Nyhoff pursuant to those warrants and searched his person.  They found a glass meth pipe with residue on his person.  During his arrest, he dropped the backpack he was carrying.  Officers searched the bag attached to the backpack and found three baggies containing suspected methamphetamine.  Investigators found in the backpack a digital scale with suspected methamphetamine residue. The suspected methamphetamine was sent to the lab for testing.  The lab determined that the largest bag contained 60.23 grams of methamphetamine, of which at least 58 grams was actual methamphetamine.  The other two bags were confirmed to contain methamphetamine and totaled 80.2 grams.

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


Susan Lehr – First Assistant U.S. Attorney; Chief, Drug Enforcement Unit (402) 661-3700                                        

Updated March 23, 2023