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Lincoln Man Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Rogelio Torres-Rodriguez, 26, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge John M. Gerrard to three years and four months in federal prison for possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine.  Following the prison term, Torres-Rodriguez will serve three years on supervised release.  There is no parole in the federal system.

On May 25, 2022, the Drug Enforcement Administration, (DEA), intercepted a package at United Parcel Service in Lincoln, and a trained canine indicated the odor of drugs.  The Nebraska State Patrol obtained a search warrant for the package which was found to contain approximately four pounds of methamphetamine.  Purity testing at the DEA lab showed more than 1.6 kilograms, (approximately 3 ½ pounds), of actual methamphetamine.  An undercover DEA agent delivered a similar-looking package containing about half the methamphetamine to the listed address in Lincoln where it was accepted by Torres-Rodriguez.  A search warrant was then executed at that residence for the package, and Torres-Rodriguez was arrested.  He waived his rights and told investigators he was expecting the package and knew it contained methamphetamine.  Torres-Rodriguez said he intended to turn it over to another person who was supposed to pay him for accepting the package.

This case was investigated by the DEA and the Nebraska State Patrol.


Susan Lehr – First Assistant U.S. Attorney; Chief, Drug Enforcement Unit (402) 661-3700   

Updated March 23, 2023