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Friday, December 20, 2013

Lincoln Man Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base

On December 20, 2013, Israel Dewayne Mileage, age 22,of Lincoln, was sentenced to 70 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base, also known as crack cocaine.  Following the prison sentence, Mileage will serve four years on supervised release.  He was also ordered to forfeit $209 in cash to the United States.

On April 10, 2013, a U.S. Postal Inspector went to Mileage’s Lincoln apartment to deliver a package which had been identified as suspicious.  When contacted by the Postal Inspector, Mileage said he was expecting the package and said it contained shoes.  Mileage eventually admitted he was not the person to whom the package was addressed.  After obtaining permission from the person to whom the package was addressed, the Postal Inspector opened the package and found two pairs of shoes.  Inside the shoes were two bags containing a total of 54.5 grams of cocaine base, also known as crack cocaine.  Mileage was arrested and was found in possession of   $209 in cash.  A search warrant was obtained for Mileage’s apartment.  During the search,   officers found a digital scale containing cocaine base residue in the kitchen; a small amount of marijuana in the living room; and a loaded pistol in Mileage’s bedroom.

This case was investigated by the Postal Inspection Service and the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force.

Updated January 29, 2015