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Lincoln Man Sentenced to More than Fifteen Years for Distribution of Methamphetamine

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

Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Anthony Dwayne Jackson, 39, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Lincoln.  United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Jackson to 188 months in prison for distribution of 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine and 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine with a prior serious drug felony conviction.  After serving his sentence, Jackson will be placed on supervised release for 10 years.  Jackson faced a fifteen-year mandatory minimum sentence because of a prior drug trafficking conviction.  There is no parole in the federal system. 

From January through March, 2021, an undercover Lincoln Police Officer made a series of controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Jackson in Lincoln in quantities ranging from an eighth of an ounce up to three ounces of methamphetamine.  On April 8, 2021, officers arrested Jackson in Lincoln and searched his vehicle.  Inside the vehicle was about an ounce of methamphetamine, a digital scale with suspected methamphetamine residue, and a number of baggies typically used in the packaging and sale of narcotics.  The methamphetamine seized or obtained from Jackson that was tested for purity was at least 90% pure.

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

Updated July 8, 2022

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