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Lincoln Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska

Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Mario Martin Prieto-Guerrero, 36, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced today by United States District Judge John M. Gerrard to 11 years and three months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine actual (pure) and 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture. Following his prison term, Prieto-Guerrero will serve five years on supervised release.  There is no parole in the federal system. 

Information provided to law enforcement indicated that Prieto-Guerrero was responsible for the distribution of at least 150 grams (approximately 5 1/3 ounces) of methamphetamine actual (pure) and at least five kilograms, (approximately 11 pounds) of methamphetamine mixture in the Lincoln area between July of 2019 and June of 2020.  On July 29, 2020, a search warrant was executed at Prieto-Guerrero’s Lincoln residence.  During that search, officers found a digital scale and packaging materials and a .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun which Prieto-Guerrero admitted belonged to him.  Prieto-Guerrero’s sentencing range was enhanced due to his possession of the handgun.

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

Updated July 23, 2021

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