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Press Release

Lincoln Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Manuel J. Gonzalez, 59, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced today to 15 years for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine after having a prior conviction for a serious drug felony by United States District Judge John M. Gerrard. Following his release from prison, Gonzalez will serve 10 years on supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

Information obtained by law enforcement indicated between October of 2019 and April of 2021, Gonzalez was involved in the distribution of more than 500 grams (approximately 18 ounces) of methamphetamine in the Lincoln area.  In October of 2019, Gonzalez made two sales of methamphetamine, totaling approximately one ounce, to a confidential informant working for the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force.

Gonzalez had a prior Nebraska felony conviction for delivery/possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance for which he was sentenced to four to six years in prison in 2018.

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


Susan Lehr - Chief, Drug Enforcement Unit (402) 661-3700

Updated January 26, 2023