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Lincoln Man Sentenced to 150 Months for Possession of Drugs

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

United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Lazaro Onasi Lopez Campos, 48, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced on May 14, 2024, in federal court in Lincoln for possession of methamphetamine and oxycodone with the intent to distribute. Senior United States District Court Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Lopez Campos to 150 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After Lopez Campos’ release from prison, he will begin a 5-year term of supervised release.

The Lincoln/Lancaster Drug Task Force began investigating the defendant after receiving information he was involved in the distribution of meth. On March 8, 2023, they observed the defendant drive from Lincoln to a gas station just off Interstate 80 and near the exit for Gretna, Nebraska. The defendant was there for a short time and then drove back to his apartment in Lincoln, Nebraska. Officers contacted the defendant shortly after he arrived back at his apartment building. A woman, who had ridden with the defendant to the gas station near Gretna and back to Lincoln, went inside the apartment before police were able to contact the defendant.

Police obtained a search warrant for the defendant’s apartment. When the search was executed, police discovered various drug paraphernalia, approximately 70 grams of meth, 90 oxycodone pills, digital scales, plastic bags used for the packaging of drugs, and items showing that the defendant, and the woman who accompanied him on the trip, lived in the apartment.

The drugs which were found in the apartment were later sent to the Nebraska State Patrol Crime Laboratory. Analysis at the laboratory showed the meth contained at least 58 grams of actual or pure meth. The suspected oxycodone pills were confirmed to in fact contain oxycodone.

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


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

Updated May 22, 2024