A Lincoln man will spend 5 years in federal prison for dealing crack cocaine.
Lafayette Byron Dorsey, age 31 of Lincoln, was sentenced to five years in prison for conspiracy to distribute powder cocaine; cocaine base, also known as crack cocaine; and marijuana between January of 2007 and May of 2012.
After prison, Dorsey will serve four years on supervised release. and forfeit $2767 in cash to the United States, according U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg.
Investigators say that between January of 2007 and May of 2012, Dorsey was responsible for the distribution of at least 500 grams of cocaine, at least 28 grams of cocaine base, (also known as crack cocaine), and at least 1 kilogram of marijuana.
On May 18, 2012, a search warrant was obtained for Dorsey’s Lincoln apartment.
During the search of the apartment and searches of Dorsey and his co-defendant, Brandon Davis, officers found a total of more than 88 grams of powder cocaine, a small amount of marijuana, digital scales, plastic bags, and $2,767.00 in cash.
Davis also pled guilty and is scheduled for sentencing in May of 2013.
The matter was investigated 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.