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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 22, 2016

Lincoln Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

United States Attorney, Deborah R. Gilg, announced that on December 21, 2016, Mykael Thomas Pierce, also known as Michael Thomas Pope, 47, of Lincoln, was sentenced to 11 years and eight months, (140 months), in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a substance containing methamphetamine between January of 2013, and July of 2015.  Information obtained by law enforcement indicated that Pierce was responsible for the distribution of at least 500 grams, (approximately 18 ounces) of methamphetamine during that time.  Pierce was contacted by Lincoln Police officers on four occasions between January and July of 2015, and on each occasion, he was found in possession of small amounts of methamphetamine.

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Updated December 23, 2016