Lincoln Man Sentenced on Methamphetamine Charges
United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that on August 1, 2018, Rodney P. Mazzulla, 58, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced to 26 years (312 months) in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine and two counts of possession with intent to distribute actual (pure) methamphetamine. Sentences for all three charges will run concurrent (at the same time) with each other. Following the prison term, Mazzulla will serve five years on supervised release.
A Lincoln jury convicted Mazzulla of the three charges in April of 2018.
During April of 2017, two search warrants were executed at a large storage garage in southwest Lincoln. Mazzulla was living in a camper inside the garage. On April 2, 2017, officers found 49 grams of pure methamphetamine, and on April 22, 2017, an additional 210 grams of pure methamphetamine were found. Witnesses testified that Mazzulla had been involved in the distribution of large amounts of methamphetamine since as early as sometime in 2015. In addition, in July of 2015, Mazzulla was found in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine and told officers he had been obtaining ounce quantities of methamphetamine once or twice a week for about a year, much of which he sold to his employees at a tree service business in Cheney, Nebraska.
This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Drug Task Force.