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Minnesota Man Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Drugs

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

United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Darrel B. Twombly, 40, of Bayport, Minnesota, was sentenced on February 17, 2023, to 15 years and eight months for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture, 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine, 40 grams or more of fentanyl and an unspecified amount of heroin by Senior United States District Judge John M. Gerrard. Following his release from prison, Twombly will serve five years on supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

On December 10, 2020, Twombly was stopped by a Lincoln Police officer on Interstate 80 for traffic violations.  Twombly told the officer he had a methamphetamine pipe in his pickup which was then searched.  During the search, officers found five packages of methamphetamine, each weighing approximately one pound.  Testing of one of the packages showed at least 410 grams, (just under one pound), of actual methamphetamine.  In addition to the methamphetamine, officers found a total of 892 fentanyl pills, 44 grams of fentanyl powder and three grams of heroin.

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


Susan Lehr - Chief, Drug Enforcement Unit (402) 661-3700

Updated February 21, 2023

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