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Chicago Man Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Victor Phillips, 31, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced today to 70 months in prison by Senior United States District Judge Laurie Smith Camp for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.  There is no parole in the federal system.  In addition to his prison term, Phillips will serve five years of supervised release following his release from prison.

On February 28, 2019, the Nebraska State Patrol conducted a traffic stop.  Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer smelled marijuana. A probable cause search was conducted.  While searching the vehicle, a kilo (or approximately 2.2 pounds) of cocaine was discovered in the back compartment area of the driver's seat.   

This case was investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol.

Updated December 20, 2019

Drug Trafficking