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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

Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Adante Mower, 38, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced on August 19, 2022, in federal court in Lincoln.  United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Mower to 240 months in prison for distributing cocaine and fentanyl resulting in serious bodily injury.  After serving his sentence, Mower will be placed on supervised release for 3 years.  There is no parole in the federal system. 

On August 4, 2021, Mower distributed a substance believed to be cocaine to two individuals in a store parking lot in Lincoln.  Those two individuals then went to Nebraska City and used that substance.  Shortly thereafter, those individuals became unresponsive.  Emergency personnel arrived on scene and administered medical treatment, including Narcan, to reverse the effects of the overdose.  The two individuals were hospitalized and survived.  Law enforcement seized the remainder of the substance sold by Mower at the scene of the overdose.  A lab determined that the substance contained cocaine and fentanyl.    

This case was investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol.

Updated August 24, 2022

Drug Trafficking