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Man Sentenced in Methamphetamine Conspiracy

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

United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Taylor Brown, 34, formerly of McCook, Nebraska, and Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Lincoln, Nebraska, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.  Senior United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Brown to 63 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison, he will begin a five-year term of supervised release.

From February 2019, through May 2019, law enforcement utilized a confidential informant to purchase methamphetamine from Tina Smith and Taylor Brown for a total of 28 grams.  In addition, cooperating witnesses indicated that they purchased four to five ounces from Brown.   

Smith was sentenced to 57 months’ imprisonment followed by a three-year term of supervised release.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the McCook Police Department.


Susan T. Lehr, First Assistant U.S. Attorney and Drug Enforcement Unit Chief (402) 661-3700

Updated May 3, 2023