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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 22, 2016

Woman Sentenced for Possession With Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on January 22, 2016, Tiara A. Blanco-Liggins, 24, was sentenced to four years and three months, (51 months), in prison for possession with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine in Lincoln on February 16, 2015.  Following the prison term, Blanco-Liggins will serve four years on supervised release.

On February 16, 2015, Lincoln Police officers went to a Lincoln apartment looking for another person who was wanted on an outstanding warrant.  Blanco-Liggins allowed the officers to come into the apartment.  Officers saw a small amount of marijuana.  When asked if there were any other drugs in the apartment, Blanco-Liggins and her co-defendant, Anthony Harris, produced additional marijuana.  In the process of showing officers the marijuana, Harris opened a cabinet in which officers also saw a bag containing methamphetamine.  A search warrant was obtained for the apartment, and officers found a total of more than 160 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine, approximately two ounces of marijuana, over $1,300 in cash, a handgun, a shotgun, and ammunition. 

Harris was sentenced in September of 2015 to 37 months for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and a consecutive five years, (60 months), for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Updated January 29, 2016