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.