United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Nathan Steven Larsen, 30, of Lincoln, was sentenced on September 4, 2020 by Chief United States District Judge John M. Gerrard to 14 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Following the prison term, Larsen will serve five years on supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.
Information provided to law enforcement indicated that Larsen was responsible for the distribution of at least 5 kilograms (approximately 11 pounds) of methamphetamine in the Lincoln area between November of 2018 and November of 2019.
On September 24, 2019, officers arrested Larsen on an outstanding warrant at his Lincoln apartment. Officers saw methamphetamine in the apartment, and Larsen later admitted he had attempted to flush about five grams of methamphetamine down the toilet when he heard officers at the door. He said any drugs found in the apartment belonged to him. Officers found small amounts of methamphetamine and marijuana in the apartment along with pipes, scales, and packaging materials during the execution of a search warrant at the apartment.
This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force.