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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Lincoln Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Jason Michael Leatherwood, 41, of Lincoln, was sentenced to 10 years and eight months, (128 months), in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine between about October of 2012 and April of 2014.  Following the prison term, Leatherwood will serve five years on supervised release.

Information provided to law enforcement indicated that Leatherwood was responsible for the distribution of at least 1.5 kilograms (approximately three pounds) of methamphetamine.  In December of 2013, an undercover officer purchased a small amount of methamphetamine from Leatherwood.  In February of 2014, Leatherwood was contacted by law enforcement officers and found to be in possession of methamphetamine residue.  At that time, he admitted he had been selling small amounts of methamphetamine for approximately two years.  In April of 2014, Leatherwood was contacted again and was found to be in possession of approximately ¼ ounce of methamphetamine.          

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

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated May 29, 2015