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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

California Man Sentenced for Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that on February 26, 2019, Felice Michael Giorgetti, 39, of Huntington Beach, California, was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute 50 kilograms or more of marijuana.  Giorgetti pleaded guilty to that charge in November of 2018.  Following the prison term, Giorgetti will serve three years on supervised release. 

On January 10, 2018, a Nebraska State Patrol trooper stopped a rental truck driven by Giorgetti for traffic and equipment violations on eastbound I-80 in Seward County.  Giorgetti, and his passenger, co-defendant Robert Rahon, gave conflicting travel stories, and Giorgetti denied consent to search.  A Nebraska State Patrol dog indicated the odor of drugs coming from the truck.  The truck was searched, and 17 boxes of marijuana weighing a total of approximately 526 pounds were found.

Rahon has also entered a guilty plea in connection with this case and is scheduled for sentencing in April.

This case was investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated March 1, 2019