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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 Joe Kelly announced that Michael Dean Elmshauser, 33, of Lincoln, was sentenced today to seven years (84 months) in federal prison for his involvement in a conspiracy to distribute, and possess with the intent to distribute, 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine.  Following the prison term, Elmshauser will serve four years on supervised release.

Information provided to law enforcement indicated that Elmshauser was responsible for the distribution of at least 1.5 kilograms (approximately three pounds) of methamphetamine in the Lincoln area between January of 2014 and December of 2017.  In June of 2017, Elmshauser and his co-defendant, Shannon Gillispie, were stopped by Lincoln Police officers, and Gillispie was found to have a small amount of methamphetamine in her purse.  In November of 2017, Elmshauser sold small amounts of methamphetamine to an undercover officer on two occasions.

Gillispie also pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge and is scheduled for sentencing in May of 2019.

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

Updated March 18, 2019

Drug Trafficking