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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Two Lincoln Residents Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on November 18, 2014, two Lincoln residents were sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine between January of 2012 and February of 2014.  Senior United States District Judge Richard G. Kopf sentenced Jose Luis Ulloa, 43, to 21 years and 10 months (262 months) and Diane Renee Holbrook, 47, to 10 years and 10 months (130 months) respectively.  Each will serve five years on supervised release following their prison terms.  Judge Kopf ordered Holbrook’s sentence run concurrent to (at the same time as) a ten-year state sentence imposed in March of 2014 in Lancaster County District Court on a related charge of possession of a controlled substance and being an habitual criminal.

Information provided to law enforcement indicated that between January of 2012 and February of 2014, Ulloa and Holbrook were involved together in the distribution of at least 500 grams (approximately 18 ounces) of methamphetamine in the Lincoln area.  In June and July of 2013, Ulloa sold methamphetamine to an undercover officer on four occasions and had another person deliver methamphetamine to the officer on a fifth occasion for a total of approximately ½ ounce of methamphetamine.  In December of 2013, a search warrant was executed at Ulloa’s Lincoln residence.  During that search, officers found small amounts of methamphetamine and three firearms which had reportedly been received in trade for methamphetamine.  In July of 2013, a search warrant was executed at Holbrook’s Lincoln residence, and  officers found approximately ¾ of an ounce of methamphetamine in a safe in Holbrook’s bedroom.

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