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Norfolk Woman Sentenced for Methamphetamine Conspiracy

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

United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Karina Rae Dieter, 51, of Norfolk, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for her participation in a methamphetamine conspiracy.  Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Dieter to 120 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After her release from prison, Dieter will begin a four-year term of supervised release.

In May 2020, the Holt County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska State Patrol, and United States Postal Inspection Service began investigating a methamphetamine drug trafficking organization based out of the Norfolk area.  As part of the investigation, it was determined that Katherine Tacheira was sending packages from California to recipients in Norfolk.  Dieter was found to have received 198 grams of methamphetamine from the packages.  When she was arrested on the federal warrant, Dieter was in possession of 93 grams of pure methamphetamine.  In addition to Dieter, Dallas Rhinehart, and Lindsey Rokahr were also found to have received packages of methamphetamine from Tacheira.

Tacheira was sentenced on May 17, 2023, to 120 months’ imprisonment.  Rhinehart was sentenced on March 13, 2023, to 130 months’ imprisonment.  Rokahr has entered a guilty plea to the conspiracy and is set for sentencing on August 4, 2023.


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

Updated June 2, 2023

Drug Trafficking