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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 Carlos Jesus Lorenzana, 35, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge John M. Gerrard to 17 ½ years 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 between June of 2019 and February of 2020.  Lorenzana was also ordered to forfeit any interest he had in $3,910.00 in United States currency. Following his prison term, Lorenzana will serve five years on supervised release.  However, he is likely to be deported to Guatemala at the end of his prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system. 

Information provided to law enforcement indicated that Lorenzana was responsible for the distribution of at least 150 grams (approximately 5 1/3 ounces) of methamphetamine actual (pure) and at least 45 kilograms (99 pounds) of methamphetamine mixture in the Lincoln area.  On February 18, 2020, Lorenzana gave a Lincoln Police Department officer permission to search his pickup truck. During the search, a plastic bag containing approximately 183 grams (6 ½ ounces) of methamphetamine was found.  Testing at the Nebraska State Patrol Crime Lab showed at least 170 grams (6 ounces) of actual (pure) methamphetamine.  A search of Lorenzana’s wallet resulted in the finding of $3,910 in cash along with a leather journal containing suspected drug sales records.

This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Updated July 23, 2021

Drug Trafficking