Lincoln Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine
United States Attorney, Deborah R. Gilg, announced that on February 3, 2017, Travis John Haas, 37, of Lincoln, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, (120 months), 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 April 17, 2015, and November 12, 2015. Following the prison term, Haas will serve five years on supervised release. He was also ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.
Information obtained by law enforcement indicated that Haas was responsible for the distribution of at least 500 grams, (approximately 18 ounces) of methamphetamine during that time. In August of 2015, Haas was contacted by Lincoln Police officers, and he was found in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine. On November 12, 2015, cleaning staff at a Lincoln motel found approximately ¾ ounce of methamphetamine in a make-up bag left behind in a room after Haas and a companion checked out. Haas was contacted by Lincoln Police officers in the motel parking lot after he returned to the motel in an effort to retrieve the methamphetamine. At that time, Haas told officers that he had been selling large quantities of methamphetamine for six to seven months.
This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Drug Task Force.