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Lincoln Woman Sentenced to 15 Years for Possession of Methamphetamine

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

Acting United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Maggie Welling, 46, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Court Judge John M. Gerrard to a 15-year term of imprisonment for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine with a prior serious drug felony. After her release from prison, Welling will begin a10-year term of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system. Welling pleaded guilty to her offense on November 29, 2022.

Welling was stopped by an officer with the Lincoln Police Department on March 25, 2022, for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, the officer observed drug paraphernalia in her vehicle. The officer then searched the car and located approximately 221 grams of methamphetamine in Welling’s purse. Those drugs were sent to the Nebraska State Patrol Crime Laboratory and were found to contain at least 210 grams of actual or pure methamphetamine.

Welling was convicted in the District Court of Douglas County, Nebraska of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute on October 10, 2018.

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


Matt Lierman - Chief, Drug Enforcement Unit (402) 661-3700

Updated August 25, 2023