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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 Joseph William Burns, 37, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge John M. Gerrard to 15 years and two months, (182 months), in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.  Following the prison term, Burns will serve five years on supervised release.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Information provided to law enforcement indicated that Burns was responsible for the distribution of at least 1.5 kilograms (approximately three pounds) of methamphetamine in the Lincoln area between August of 2017 and April of 2019.

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

Updated July 8, 2020

Drug Trafficking