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Plattsmouth Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine

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

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on July 26, 2016, Jose Jaime Hernandez Badillo, 27, of Plattsmouth, was sentenced to six and one-half years (78 months) in prison for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine between November of 2013 and September 4, 2014.  Following the prison term, Lewis will serve five years on supervised release. 

Information provided to law enforcement indicated that Hernandez Badillo was responsible for the distribution of at least 5 kilograms (11 pounds) of cocaine.  On September 3, 2014 Lincoln/Lancaster County Drug Task Force officers were told by an informant that a Lincoln man would be returning from a trip to Omaha to obtain cocaine.  The man was stopped when he returned to Lincoln, and during a search of his vehicle, officers found 478 grams (approximately 17 ounces) of cocaine.  An additional 1 ½ ounces were found during a search of his Lincoln residence.  A second Lincoln man was contacted by officers at his apartment on September 5, 2014 which resulted in the finding of an additional 2/3 ounce of cocaine.  All of this cocaine was believed to have been obtained from Hernandez Badillo.

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

Updated August 5, 2016

Drug Trafficking