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Lincoln Man Sentenced for Possessing with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Andrew Scott Lawrence, 42, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced on June 27, 2023, in federal court in Lincoln for possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Senior United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Lawrence to 15 years in prison. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, Lawrence will begin a 10-year term of supervised release.

On March 18, 2022, officers of the Lincoln Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force served a search warrant at Lawrence’s Lincoln residence.  Lawrence was in a bathroom actively trying to dispose of methamphetamine down a shower drain and flush additional amounts down a toilet. Approximately 135 grams of methamphetamine were retrieved from the bathroom. Officers also found 434 grams of methamphetamine and $17,622 in a bedroom.  As part of his guilty plea, Lawrence agreed the currency was proceeds from illegal drug sales or used to facilitate drug trafficking. The money has been forfeited.

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


Susan Lehr - Chief, Drug Enforcement Unit (402) 661-3700                                                                         

Updated June 30, 2023