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Lincoln’s man goes to jail for a UPS package that contained 4 kilos of meth

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LINCOLN, Neb. (Nebraska) – A Lincoln man is heading to jail after his UPS package fell into the hands of law enforcement, according to the US Attorney’s Office.

Rogelio Torres-Rodriguez, 26, was sentenced Wednesday to three years and four months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine.

On May 25, 2022, the Drug Enforcement Administration intercepted a package at Lincoln UPS and a dog smelled drugs.

Then the Nebraska State Patrol obtained a search warrant and authorities found about 4 pounds of meth in the package. About 3.5 pounds of methamphetamine was pure, the US attorney’s office said.

An undercover DEA agent then delivered about half of the meth to the address listed on the package.

Torres-Rodriguez accepted the package and was arrested.

He told investigators he knew the package contained meth.

He said he would give it to someone else, who would then pay him for accepting it.

U.S. District Judge John M. Gerrard also sentenced Torres-Rodriguez to three years’ probation after jail time. There is no parole in the federal system.

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