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Lincoln Man Sentenced for Possession With Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Marijuana

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

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Herbert B. Kinchen, 40, of Lincoln, was sentenced today to 21 years and 10 months, (262 months), in federal prison by Senior United States District Judge Richard G. Kopf for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture and unspecified amounts of marijuana and cocaine.  Following the prison term, Kinchen will serve five years on supervised release.

On June 13, 2018, the Lincoln/Lancaster County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at Kinchen’s Lincoln residence.  During the search, officers found approximately 2 ½ pounds of methamphetamine, 2 ½ pounds of marijuana and suspected cocaine along with a loaded revolver and $3,000 in cash.  Kinchen and his co-defendant, Vanessa D. Pinkney, were contacted by officers as they approached the residence while the search was being conducted.  Kinchen claimed ownership of all the drugs in the residence.

Pinkney was sentenced in April of 2019 to 10 years in prison.

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

Updated August 30, 2019

Drug Trafficking