A California man who was stopped by a Lancaster County Sheriff's deputy in July will serve time in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
Roberto Cadena, 64, of Fontana, California, was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge John M. Gerrard to serve eight years and one month in prison. He will serve five years on supervised release following his prison term.
Cadena was stopped in Lincoln for failing to signal and gave consent to search the van he was driving. The deputy found five packages in the van, each containing roughly two pounds of meth.
Cadena said he was taking the packages from California to Des Moines, Iowa, where he would be paid $5,000. He also admitted to making a trip the month before, where he delivered six pounds of meth for $3,000.