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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 24, 2022

Lincoln Man Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Daniel William Zeiger, 47, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced on June 22, 2022, to 10 years’ imprisonment for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine after a prior conviction for a serious felony drug offense, by Senior United States District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon. Following his release from prison, Zeiger will serve eight years on supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

On October 25, 2020, Zeiger was stopped for driving with a suspended license in Lincoln.  He told officers he had “dope and weed” in the car and on his person. Small amounts of methamphetamine and marijuana were found on Zeiger’s person.  A search of the car resulted in the finding of 144 grams of methamphetamine mixture, a baggie containing marijuana and a scale.  Zeiger admitted ownership of the drugs and the drug-related items.  Text messages found in Zeiger’s phone indicated he was involved in the distribution of methamphetamine.

In 2007, Zeiger was convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, a serious drug felony offense, in the District of Nebraska. 

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated June 29, 2022