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Press Release

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 Robert James Kotschwar, 33, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced today to six years for possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine by Senior United States District Judge John M. Gerrard. Following his release from prison, Kotschwar will serve four years on supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

On April 6, 2021, Kotschwar was contacted in a Walmart parking lot after he committed traffic violations.  He immediately told officers he had drugs in his car and a set of brass knuckles on his person.  During a search of his car, investigators found four baggies containing a total of 22 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine as well as numerous self-seal baggies and a digital scale.  They also found $64 cash on the floor in front of the driver’s seat.  Kotschwar’s passenger was found in possession of a baggie containing approximately two grams of methamphetamine which the passenger said he had just purchased from Kotschwar.  Kotschwar admitted he had methamphetamine in his possession and said he had just sold methamphetamine to his passenger.  Kotschwar said the cash found on the floorboard came from that transaction and he intended to sell more methamphetamine that day.

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

Contact

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

Updated February 21, 2023