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Lincoln Repeat Offender Sentenced for Possession with the Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Cocaine

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

United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Gabriel S. Goss, 40, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Lincoln for possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine, 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine, and a mixture or substance containing cocaine. United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Goss to 180 months in prison followed by a 10-year term of supervised release.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Goss faced a 15-year mandatory-minimum sentence in this case because he had a prior conviction for sale of a controlled substance in violation of Minnesota state law.

On September 4, 2020, law enforcement searched a vehicle following a traffic stop in Lincoln.  Goss was in the front passenger seat of the vehicle.  Officers found inside a bag at Goss’s feet about 1.8 grams of suspected methamphetamine, three baggies containing suspected marijuana, drug paraphernalia, $1,500 in currency, and numerous unused baggies.  Law enforcement also found two bags of suspected methamphetamine and one bag of suspected cocaine in the glove box of the vehicle.  Those items were seized by law enforcement and sent to a lab for testing.  The lab determined that a total of 113.28 grams of confirmed methamphetamine, of which at least 100 grams was actual methamphetamine, and 41.88 grams of cocaine were seized from the vehicle. 

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

Updated February 16, 2022

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