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Lincoln Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine Conspiracy and Violation of Supervised Release

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

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on March 15, 2016, David Lane Erickson, 29, of Lincoln, was sentenced to a total of 123 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine; commission of a felony while on pretrial release; and violation of his supervised release terms.  Erickson was sentenced to five years (60 months) on the drug charge and a consecutive three months for commission of that offense while on supervised release.  In addition, in a separate case, he was sentenced to an additional five years (60 months) consecutive to the other sentences for violating the terms of his supervised release imposed as part of a 2007 federal sentence for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and use of a firearm during a drug-trafficking offense.  Erickson will serve five years on supervised release following the new prison term.  He was also ordered to forfeit $10,500.00 in cash.

Information provided to law enforcement indicated Erickson was involved in the distribution of at least 50 grams, (approximately 1 ¾ ounces), of methamphetamine in the Lincoln area between June 1, 2015, and October 21, 2015.  On October 1, 2015, Lincoln Police officers attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Erickson.  After a vehicle pursuit, Erickson abandoned the car which was later searched, and officers found four bags containing approximately 43 grams of methamphetamine and $9,000.00 in cash.  On October 13, 2015, he was arrested in Omaha by the Metro Fugitive Task Force, and an additional $1,500.00 in cash was found in his possession. 

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

Updated March 18, 2016

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