Woman sentenced for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine

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LINCOLN, Neb. – On Friday, Acting United States Attorney Robert C. Stuart announced that Shawndell L. Burke, 42, with no permanent address, was sentenced to 14 years (168 months) in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Burke was ordered to serve five years on supervised release following the prison term.

Information provided to law enforcement indicated that Burke was responsible for the distribution of at least 5 kilograms (approximately 11 pounds) of methamphetamine mixture and at least 150 grams (5 ¼ ounces) of pure methamphetamine in the Lincoln area between January of 2013 and April of 2017. On April 21, 2017, Lincoln Police Officers executed a search warrant at a residence where Burke was staying and found 76 grams of pure methamphetamine in her bedroom.

Burke’s co-defendant, Rodney P. Mazzulla, is scheduled for trial in March of 2018.

This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force.