A 46-year-old Lincoln man will spend the next 77 months in prison after being convicted of possession and conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine.
United States Attorney Deborah Gilg said Markham Deshay Jones was sentenced for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack cocaine) between January of 2011 and February of 2012.
Following the prison term, Jones will serve six years on supervised release. He was also ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.
An investigation showed that Jones was responsible for the distribution of at least 28 grams of cocaine base, also known as crack cocaine, in the Lincoln area between January of 2011 and February of 2012.
The investigation was spearheaded by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force, which includes officers of the Lincoln Police Department, the Lancaster County Sheriff?s Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI), and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Department.