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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 Jason J. Mullen, 43, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced on September 9, 2021, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture and an unspecified amount of marijuana, after a conviction for a serious drug felony.  United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Mullen to 21 years and 10 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. Following his release from prison, Mullen will begin a 10-year term of supervised release.

Information provided to law enforcement indicated that Mullen was responsible for the distribution of at least five kilograms (11 pounds) of methamphetamine mixture and at least 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of marijuana in the Lincoln area between January of 2015 and May of 2020,

On April 9, 2020, a search warrant was executed at the Lincoln residence of Mullen and his co-defendant, Jerah Stovall.  During that search, officers found approximately 2/3 ounce of methamphetamine and approximately six ounces of marijuana as well as a digital scale, packaging materials, and a .380 caliber handgun with ammunition.  On May 1, 2020, officers were looking for Mullen on an outstanding warrant, and they saw him with Stovall and a third person.  Mullen had a small amount of marijuana and some cash in his possession.

Mullen has a prior conviction from Adams County, Nebraska for Attempted Delivery/Possession with Intent to Deliver of Methamphetamine.

Stovall pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge with a prior serious drug felony conviction and was sentenced to 235 months in July 2021.

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

Updated September 17, 2021

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