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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 Steven Russell announced that Andrew Alan Spiehs, 42, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced today to 17 ½ years (210 months) in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture and 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual) by Senior United States District Judge Richard G. Kopf.  Following his release from prison, Spiehs will serve five years on supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

Information provided to law enforcement indicated Spiehs was involved with the distribution of at least 150 grams (approximately 5 ¼ ounces) of actual or pure methamphetamine and at least 1.5 kilograms, (3 pounds) of methamphetamine mixture in the Lincoln area between August of 2017 and January 31, 2019.  On January 31, 2019, investigators made a controlled delivery of a package containing methamphetamine to Spiehs at his Lincoln residence.  That package had been intercepted in California and contained at least 100 grams of methamphetamine actual.

Spiehs was released from federal custody on conditions in June of 2019.  However, he absconded and was a fugitive for more than two years before being arrested again in Wyoming in August of 2021. As a result, Spiehs received an enhancement to his sentencing range.  Spiehs also received an enhancement for possession of a gun during the time he was involved in the drug conspiracy.

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

Updated August 1, 2022

Drug Trafficking