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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 1, 2015

Lincoln Man Sentenced for Distribution of Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on May 1, 2015, Gabriel Alonso Ruelas-Lugo, 30, of Lincoln, was sentenced to 70 months in prison for distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.  He was ordered to serve four years on supervised release following the prison term.

On September 11, 2014, Ruelas-Lugo sold 56.83 grams (approximately two ounces) of methamphetamine to an undercover officer working with the Lincoln/Lancaster County Drug Task Force in Lincoln.  The officer asked Ruelas-Lugo if the officer could obtain an additional two ounces of methamphetamine, and Ruelas-Lugo agreed, telling the officer to meet with him again in approximately half an hour.  At the second meeting, Ruelas-Lugo delivered an additional 56.24 grams of methamphetamine to the undercover officer.  Testing indicated that the methamphetamine was over 95% pure.  Ruelas-Lugo had made eight prior deliveries to the undercover officer between December of 2013 and August of 2014.  Each of those sales involved approximately one ounce of a substance which tested positive for 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 8, 2015