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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

Monday, May 20, 2013

Lincoln Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Marijuana

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on May 20, 2013, Corbin Joseph Ryan, age 24 of Lincoln, was sentenced to ten years, (120 months), in prison for his involvement in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana in the Lincoln area between March of 2009 and September of 2012.  Following the prison term, Ryan will serve five years on supervised release.  He was also ordered to forfeit $628.00 to the United States.  Ryan will serve his federal prison term concurrently with the remainder of a 9-14 year prison term imposed in Lancaster County District Court on May 9, 2013, for two counts of distribution of cocaine and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. 

Ryan agreed to be held responsible for the distribution of at least 5 kilograms (11 pounds) of cocaine and at least 80 kilograms (176 pounds) of marijuana.  In August and September of 2012, an undercover narcotics officer made three purchases of cocaine from Ryan in quantities ranging from 1/8 ounce to 3/8 ounce.  On September 18, 2012, Ryan was arrested and admitted that he had been selling cocaine for a year.  A search warrant was executed at his Lincoln residence.  During the search, officers found approximately one ounce of cocaine, 1 ¼ ounces of marijuana, a scale, packaging materials, and $628.00 in cash.

The matter was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force, which includes officers of the Lincoln Police Department, the Lancaster County Sheriffs Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI), and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Department.

Updated January 29, 2015