Pound of meth means 10 years' prison

2013-03-27T18:00:00Z 2013-03-28T22:28:07Z Pound of meth means 10 years' prisonBy the Lincoln Journal Star JournalStar.com

A 35-year-old man caught with more than a pound and a half of methamphetamine in his Lincoln apartment  got 10 years in federal prison for it Wednesday.

Esteban F. Martinez-Hernandez pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of meth.

On Wednesday, Senior U.S. District Judge Lyle Strom sentenced him to the prison time, plus five years of supervised release, and ordered that he forfeit $350 found on him Aug. 8.

That day, the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force arrested Martinez-Hernandez and Oscar Gonzalez-Flores after searching an apartment at 3025 Orchard St. and finding more than 710 grams of meth and about 2 grams of cocaine.

Police said both men lived there.

Last month, Strom sentenced Gonzalez-Flores, who pleaded guilty to the same charge, to six years.


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