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Lincoln Man Sentenced for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute

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

United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Brian Norman, 52, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced on April 28, 2023, by Senior United States District Court Judge John M. Gerrard to a term of 210 months’ imprisonment following his conviction for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. After he completes his prison sentence, Norman will serve seven years on supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

On January 4, 2022, an individual working with law enforcement purchased cocaine from Norman. Following the sale, investigators contacted Norman in the front passenger seat of a car that was parked in a parking lot of a Lincoln business. Investigators found cocaine, psilocybin mushrooms, MDMA tablets, hydrocodone tablets, and suspected LSD in a bag located at Norman’s feet. Investigators also located numerous baggies, a digital scale, and other drug paraphernalia consistent with drug distribution.

Investigators found about one and a half pounds of methamphetamine in two bags in Norman’s coat pockets. He also had $816 cash in his pocket. The methamphetamine was sent to the Nebraska State Patrol Crime Lab where a forensic scientist found the methamphetamine to be 99% pure resulting in at least 630 grams of pure methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force, the Nebraska State Patrol, and the Omaha Police Department.


Michael Norris - Criminal Chief (402) 661-3700

Updated May 2, 2023