LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Travis Lawrence Ferguson, 32, of Lincoln, was sentenced on January 14, 2021, by Chief United States District Judge John M. Gerrard to 10 years and 10 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Ferguson was found guilty of the charge by a Lincoln jury in October of 2020 after a four-day trial. The jury found Ferguson responsible for less than 50 grams of methamphetamine mixture. Following the prison term, Ferguson will serve a three-year term of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.
Over the course of the trial, a number of Ferguson’s co-conspirators testified about his involvement in the distribution of methamphetamine in the Lincoln area between January of 2015 and April of 2019. In addition, a Lincoln Police Officer found Ferguson to be in possession of a digital scale containing methamphetamine residue in January of 2019, and Ferguson was identified from store surveillance video as the person who drove one of his co-conspirators to a Lincoln convenience store to sell methamphetamine to an undercover police officer in February of 2019.
This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force.