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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 Dillen Lynn Marzolf, 30, of Lincoln, Nebraska was sentenced on March 23, 2023, by Senior United States District Judge John M. Gerrard to 15 years in federal prison for possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine with a prior serious felony drug conviction.  Following the prison term, Marzolf will serve 10 years on supervised release.  There is no parole in the federal system.

In late September of 2021, a confidential informant, working with the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force, bought a total of approximately 19 grams of methamphetamine from Marzolf at his apartment in Lincoln.  On October 1, 2021, investigators obtained a search warrant for his apartment.  Marzolf was stopped after leaving the apartment prior to the execution of the warrant and was found in possession of a baggie containing 99 blue pills marked “M30.”  He also a had total of about 1 ¼ ounces of marijuana, more than $1,000 in cash and a digital scale.  Marzolf was wearing an ankle monitor and said he was on parole.  During the search of his apartment, four baggies of methamphetamine and numerous items of drug paraphernalia were found.  Testing at the Nebraska State Patrol Crime Lab showed a total of approximately one pound of methamphetamine mixture.  Two of the baggies were tested for purity and were found to contain at least 200 grams, (approximately seven ounces) of actual methamphetamine.  Marzolf admitted the methamphetamine belonged to him. Marzolf said he had about five customers and had last sold methamphetamine earlier that day.  He said the pills were fentanyl which he also intended to sell, and some of the cash came from drug sales.

At the time of his arrest, Marzolf was on parole from an Adams County conviction for distribution of marijuana. He was sentenced to 10 to 15 years in 2012 for that crime.  His state parole was revoked following his arrest in the federal case.  Marzolf’s federal sentence will run consecutive to (after) the remainder of his state sentence.

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


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

Updated March 28, 2023