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Press Release

Man Sentenced for Possession With Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on October 15, 2015, Andrew Jose Espinoza, 43, was sentenced to 15 years and 8 months (188 months) in prison for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine, a mixture or substance containing cocaine, and a mixture or substance containing marijuana on October 16, 2014.  Following the prison term, Espinoza will serve five years on supervised release.

On October 16, 2014, Espinoza was contacted by narcotics officers at a Lincoln motel and gave the officers consent to search his room which led to the finding of a total of approximately 95 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine, approximately one ounce of marijuana and a small amount of cocaine.  Espinoza admitted he knew about the drugs in the room, that he had used methamphetamine just prior to the officers’ arrival, and that he was aware there was cash in the room obtained from drug sales.

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

Updated October 16, 2015

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