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GI man sentenced to 15 years in federal prison

Dale Roberson, 37, of Grand Island has been sentenced in federal court for conspiracy to...
Dale Roberson, 37, of Grand Island has been sentenced in federal court for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.(AP)
Updated: May. 7, 2021 at 10:59 AM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (KSNB) - A Grand Island man has been sentenced in federal court for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

The U.S. district judge sentenced Dale Roberson, 37, to 180 months’ imprisonment. After completing his term, Roberson will be required to serve a 10-year term of supervised released. There is no parole in the federal system.

As of early 2018, Roberson was distributing large amounts of methamphetamine to people in the Grand Island area and continued doing so into May 2020. Many of the transactions occurred at Roberson’s Grand Island residence. Police surveillance captured short-term traffic occurring at Roberson’s residence during portions of this time period.

Investigators found social media communication between Roberson and others discussing the exchange of methamphetamine, money, drug use, and trips to other states to obtain drugs.

During a search of Roberson’s residence, officers found methamphetamine, a firearm, ammunition, and drug paraphernalia including items used to redistribute methamphetamine to others.

This case was investigated by the Grand Island Police Department and the Central Nebraska Drug and Safe Streets Task Force. The task force is made up of officers from the Grand Island Police Department, Hall County Sheriff, Hastings Police Department, Adams County Sheriff, Kearney Police Department, Buffalo County Sheriff, Nebraska State Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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