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Lincoln Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Distributing Cocaine and Fentanyl Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury

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

United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Dylan Roberts, 31, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Lincoln.  Senior United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Roberts to 240 months in prison for distributing cocaine and fentanyl resulting in serious bodily injury.  After serving his sentence, Roberts will be placed on supervised release for 4 years.  There is no parole in the federal system. 

On August 18, 2021, Roberts distributed cocaine to an individual at a residence in Lincoln.  The individual used that substance in his vehicle outside his residence.  Shortly thereafter, he lost consciousness.  Emergency personnel arrived on scene and found the victim lying on the ground outside his home.  The victim was transported to the hospital, was administered Narcan to reverse the effects of the overdose, and ultimately survived.  Law enforcement seized the remainder of the substance sold by Roberts from the victim’s vehicle.  A lab determined that the substance contained cocaine and fentanyl.    

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


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

Updated April 20, 2023