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Omaha, Nebraska, Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Iowa Crack Conspiracy

March 27, 2012

Contact: Peter Deegan

A Nebraska man who conspired to distribute crack cocaine was sentenced March 26, 2012, to 15 years in federal prison.

Tuwane English, 32, from Omaha, Nebraska, received the prison term after a November 18, 2011, guilty plea to conspiring to distribute crack cocaine. English was previously convicted of conspiracy to distribute narcotics, in the United States District Court for Nebraska.

At the guilty plea, English admitted his involvement in a conspiracy to distribute more than 200 grams of crack cocaine from 2010 through June 2011. English would sell crack cocaine in Omaha, Nebraska, to individuals who would then distribute the drugs in the Sioux City, Iowa, area.

English was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Donald E. O’Brien. English was sentenced to 180 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve an 8-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

English is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated by the Tri-State Drug Task Force based in Sioux City, Iowa, that consists of law enforcement personnel from the Drug Enforcement Administration; Sioux City, Iowa, Police Department; Homeland Security Investigations; Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office; South Sioux City, Nebraska, Police Department; Nebraska State Patrol; Iowa National Guard; Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement; United States Marshals Service; South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation; and Woodbury County Attorney’s Office.

Court file information is available at The case file number is 11-4105.


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