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A Texas man who sold methamphetamine six times to a confidential informant working with police in Lincoln has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.

Roberto Ochoa Cantu, 44, of Alamo, Texas, pleaded guilty to distribution of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute.

U.S. District Judge John Gerrard also ordered Cantu to serve five years on supervised release. But, as a citizen of Mexico, Cantu likely will be deported following the prison term.

He was held responsible for the distribution of at least 150 grams of pure meth.

In a press release, Robert C. Stuart, Nebraska's acting U.S. attorney, said Cantu was arrested on April 24 after a yearlong investigation into methamphetamine coming from south Texas to Lincoln that included six sales between November 2016 and February 2017.

Investigators said Cantu instructed the informant to pay for the meth by depositing cash into bank accounts in Lincoln.

Stuart said the proceeds later were withdrawn by conspirators in Texas.



Lori Pilger is a public safety reporter.

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