News Release United States Attorney-Omaha
Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Leonard C. Woodrum, Jr., 57, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced on September 21, 2022, in federal court in Lincoln. United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Woodrum, Jr. to 240 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine. Woodrum faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison due to a prior conviction for distribution of a controlled substance in Lancaster County District Court. The court also ordered the forfeiture of $16,865 related to the offense. After serving his sentence, Woodrum, Jr. will be placed on supervised release for 10 years. There is no parole in the federal system.
On July 9, 2021, a Nebraska State Patrol trooper stopped a vehicle driven by Woodrum Jr. for a traffic violation in Lancaster County. While completing the traffic stop, the trooper did a K9 sniff of Woodrum’s vehicle, and the dog indicated to the presence of narcotics. The vehicle was searched. Methamphetamine was found in the trunk. A lab determined that there was a total of 1,437 grams of methamphetamine mixture seized from the vehicle. Some of that methamphetamine was tested for purity, and the lab determined that it contained at least 730 grams of actual methamphetamine. Cocaine, LSD, MDMA, numerous self-seal baggies, and several scales were also found in the vehicle. A total of $16,865 in cash was seized from Woodrum’s vehicle and his person.
This case was investigated by the Lincoln / Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force.