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Lincoln Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine & Gun Charge

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

United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Dylan M. Johnson, 26, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced on June 12, 2024, in federal court in Lincoln, for one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. Senior United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Johnson to a total of 180 months’ imprisonment for both counts. There is no parole in the federal system. After Johnson’s release from prison, he will begin a 5-year term of supervised release.

On May 1, 2023, investigators contacted Dylan Johnson at a hotel in Lincoln.  When investigators approached Johnson, he dropped multiple baggies containing suspected meth.  Investigators arrested Johnson and searched his hotel room, where they located more meth in multiple baggies, about 5 grams of cocaine, empty baggies, a scale, approximately $550, and a heat sealer in the room.  They also found a black Omni Hybrid AR-15 rifle and two magazines containing a total of 21 rounds.  Johnson agreed to speak with investigators after his arrest.  During the interview, Johnson admitted to knowing he was a convicted felon and that he purchased the firearm the day before his arrest to help protect himself during drug transactions.  The meth was sent to the State Crime Lab.  The total weight of the meth seized from Johnson’s person and hotel room was 388 grams, included 370 grams of meth actual.

This case was investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol and the Lincoln Police Department.


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

Updated June 14, 2024

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses