York Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on April 8, 2013, Matthew David Siebrass, 27, of York, was sentenced to 10 years and one month (121 months) for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in the Lincoln and York areas between March of 2011 and November of 2011. Siebrass was also ordered to forfeit $1,837 in cash to the United States. Following the prison term, Siebrass will serve five years on supervised release.
Information provided to law enforcement indicated that Siebrass was responsible for the distribution of at least 500 grams (approximately 18 ounces) of methamphetamine during that time frame. In June of 2011, Siebrass was stopped by a Nebraska State Patrol trooper for speeding on Interstate 80 on his way back to York. Prior to the stop, Siebrass was seen leaving a Lincoln residence suspected to be involved in the distribution of drugs. Siebrass was found to be in possession of approximately 1 ¾ ounces of methamphetamine which Siebrass said he had obtained at the Lincoln residence. A search at that residence on the following day resulted in the finding of an additional ¼ ounce of methamphetamine. In September of 2011, Siebrass was stopped by Lincoln Police officers after leaving the same Lincoln residence. A small amount of methamphetamine was found in his possession along with $1,837 in cash.
The matter was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force, which includes officers of the Lincoln Police Department, the Lancaster County Sheriff's Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI), and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Department, and by the Nebraska State Patrol.