Lincoln Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Marijuana
|U.S. Attorney’s Office May 21, 2013|
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on May 20, 2013, Corbin Joseph Ryan, age 24 of Lincoln, was sentenced to 10 years (120 months) in prison for his involvement in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana in the Lincoln area between March 2009 and September 2012. Following the prison term, Ryan will serve five years on supervised release. He was also ordered to forfeit $628 to the United States. Ryan will serve his federal prison term concurrently with the remainder of a nine to 14 year prison term imposed in Lancaster County District Court on May 9, 2013, for two counts of distribution of cocaine and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
Ryan agreed to be held responsible for the distribution of at least five kilograms (11 pounds) of cocaine and at least 80 kilograms (176 pounds) of marijuana. In August and September 2012, an undercover narcotics officer made three purchases of cocaine from Ryan in quantities ranging from 1/8 ounce to 3/8 ounce. On September 18, 2012, Ryan was arrested and admitted that he had been selling cocaine for a year. A search warrant was executed at his Lincoln residence. During the search, officers found approximately one ounce of cocaine, 1 ¼ ounces of marijuana, a scale, packaging materials, and $628 in cash.
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.