Bellevue Man Charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine
United States Attorney, Deborah R. Gilg, announced that on January 27, 2016, an Indictment was unsealed charging Casey Eugene Knudsen, 21, of Bellevue, with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a substance containing methamphetamine between July 1, 2014, and January 5, 2016. The charge carries a possible penalty of not less than 10 years, and not more than life imprisonment, and a fine of up to $10,000,000. Following any prison term, there would be a term of supervised release of at least five years.
Knudsen had an initial appearance in federal court in Lincoln on January 27, 2016. He is scheduled for trial beginning on April 4, 2015, and was ordered detained pending trial.
This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Drug Task Force, the Omaha Police Department, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, and the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Department.