United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that on July 24, 2020, Dawon L. Hughes, 37, of Omaha, Nebraska, (formerly of Lincoln, Nebraska), was sentenced to 11 years and seven months (139 months) in federal prison by Chief United States District Judge John M. Gerrard. Hughes was sentenced for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual), 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture, and an unspecified amount of heroin. Following the prison term, Hughes will serve five years on supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.
Information provided to law enforcement indicated that Hughes was responsible for the distribution of at least 50 grams (approximately 1 ¾ ounces) of actual/pure methamphetamine, at least five kilograms (approximately 11 pounds) of methamphetamine mixture and at least 40 grams (approximately 1 ½ ounces) of heroin in the Lincoln area between March of 2015 and April of 2018.
This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force.