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Lincoln Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Drugs and Felon in Possession of Firearm

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

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Tracy James Abrams, 48, of Lincoln, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge John M. Gerrard to 12 years and seven months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and a mixture or substance containing cocaine base (crack cocaine).  Abrams was also sentenced to seven years for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Those sentences were ordered to run concurrent to each other (at the same time).  Following the prison terms, Abrams will serve five years on supervised release on the drug charge and three years on the gun charge.  Those terms will also run concurrent with each other.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Information provided to law enforcement indicated between January of 2015 and August of 2019, Abrams was responsible for the distribution of more than 500 grams (approximately 18 ounces) of methamphetamine mixture.  In July and August of 2019, an undercover officer made three purchases of methamphetamine from Abrams totaling approximately 1 ½ ounces.  On one of those occasions, Abrams also sold approximately ½ gram of cocaine base, also known as crack cocaine, to the undercover officer.  On August 23, 2019, a search warrant was executed at Abrams’s Lincoln residence.  A handgun with ammunition was found in a kitchen cabinet.  Abrams’s criminal record showed he had two prior state felony convictions for attempted robbery and theft by receiving stolen property.

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

Updated September 10, 2020

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses