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Lincoln Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Esequiel Guerrero, 36, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Lincoln.  United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Guerrero to 180 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams of methamphetamine mixture, a mixture or substance containing cocaine and a mixture or substance containing marijuana.  After serving his sentence, Guerrero will be placed on supervised release for five years.  There is no parole in the federal system. 

Information provided to law enforcement indicated that Guerrero was involved in the distribution of at least five kilograms, (11 pounds), of methamphetamine mixture in the Lincoln area between August of 2020 and February of 2021.  Guerrero served as a Spanish-language translator during negotiations for the sale of methamphetamine from sources in Texas and Mexico to distributors in the Lincoln area.  Law enforcement further determined that at least two ounces of methamphetamine seized from a vehicle during a traffic stop in February of 2021 was intended to be provided to Guerrero and one of his partners.

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


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

Updated November 23, 2022