Lincoln man sentenced for conspiracy to distribute meth

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LINCOLN, Neb. — A 35-year-old Lincoln man was sentenced Tuesday for conspiracy to distribute meth, federal prosecutors said.

Robert Earl Rose was sentenced to 15 years and eight months (188 months) in 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, Rose will serve five years on supervised release.

Information provided to law enforcement indicated that Rose was responsible for the distribution of at least five kilograms (11 pounds) of methamphetamine in the Lincoln area between November of 2016 and November of 2017.

On November 21, 2017, Rose was stopped for driving on a suspended license and was found in possession of two baggies containing a total of more than six grams of methamphetamine.

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