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Lincoln Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

United States Attorney, Deborah R. Gilg, announced that on September 30, 2016, Zachary A. Olson, 27, of Lincoln, was sentenced to nine years and two months (110 months) in prison for his involvement in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a substance containing methamphetamine between October of 2014 and October of 2015.  Following the prison term, Olson will serve five years on supervised release.

Information obtained by law enforcement indicated that Olson was responsible for the distribution of at least 1.5 kilograms (three pounds) of methamphetamine in the Lincoln area.  On October 27, 2015, Lincoln Police contacted Olson and other persons at a Lincoln hotel where at least 35 grams of pure methamphetamine were found.  Olson admitted to officers that he had been using and selling methamphetamine for two months. 

Olson is currently serving a state sentence of three to five years from Lancaster County District Court for possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone pills.  That sentence resulted from a related incident in January of 2015 in which Olson and other persons were contacted at a Lincoln motel and found to be distributing drugs.  One of Olson’s associates was found in possession of 49 grams of methamphetamine at that time.  Olson’s federal sentence will run concurrent with (at the same time as) the remainder of his state sentence.

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

Updated October 3, 2016

Drug Trafficking