Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Lincoln Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and Cocaine

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on January 7, 2013, Martin Tellez Montoya, 22, of Lincoln, was sentenced to three years and one month (37 months) in federal prison for his involvement in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine between July 2011 and April 2012. Information provided to law enforcement indicated that Montoya was responsible for the distribution of at least 20 grams of methamphetamine mixture, at least five grams of actual methamphetamine, and less than 25 grams of cocaine during that time frame in the Lincoln area. On five occasions in January and February 2012, Montoya helped his co-defendant, Martin Daniel Sanchez Martinez, deliver methamphetamine and/or cocaine to an undercover Lincoln Police officer. Montoya accompanied Martinez to the locations where the transactions occurred and acted as a translator between the officer and Martinez.
Following the prison term, Montoya will serve four years on supervised release.
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.

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