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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Lincoln Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Claude Charles Iron Thunder, 42, of Lincoln, was sentenced today to seven years (84 months) in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine between June of 2014 and March of 2018.  Following his prison term, Iron Thunder will serve four years on supervised release.

Information provided to law enforcement indicated that Iron Thunder was responsible for the distribution of at least 200 grams (approximately seven ounces) of methamphetamine mixture in the Lincoln area.  In March of 2018, an undercover officer purchased a small amount of methamphetamine from another individual in Iron Thunder’s apartment.  Iron Thunder was asleep in the apartment at the time.  The seller told the officer that the seller and Iron Thunder were working together to sell methamphetamine.

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

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated February 1, 2019