California man sentenced to 12 years in prison by a Lincoln federal court

Gilbert Cruz Hernandez was sentenced in federal court in Lincoln, Nebraska on Friday.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced the sentencing of 45-year old Gilbert Cruz Hernandez of Hemet, California Friday in a federal court in Lincoln.

Hernandez will serve a 144 month sentence for possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine.

On August 8, 2020, a NSP trooper initially pulled over Hernandez for a traffic violation on I-80 in Lincoln.

The trooper smelled marijuana, and noticed marijuana containers in the passenger seat of Hernandez’s car.

Troopers searched the rest of Hernandez’s vehicle, and came across a 319.29 grams of methamphetamine, at least 300 grams was actual methamphetamine according to a lab test.

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