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Co-defendants Sentenced in Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy

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

Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced Patricia Jacobsen, 36, of Omaha, Nebraska, and Elycia Washington, 24, of Arizona, were sentenced in federal court in Omaha for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Washington to 54 months imprisonment. Jacobsen received a total sentence of 12 years’ imprisonment as the court revoked a prior term of supervised release and added an additional year based on the revocation. Jacobsen was also ordered to forfeit $17,380.00.  There is no parole in the federal system. After their release from prison, Washington will begin a five-year term of supervised release and Jacobsen will begin a 10-year term.

On October 20, 2020, Omaha Police Department officers executed a search warrant on Jacobsen’s Omaha residence and found 339.2 grams of actual methamphetamine and $17,380.00. For a few months before October 20, Jacobsen was receiving methamphetamine from Brandy Williamson who is from Arizona. Jacobsen and Williamson had an agreement in which Williamson regularly traveled to Omaha, from Arizona, to provide Jacobsen with quantities of methamphetamine to sell.

The next day officers had contact with Williamson and Washington at an Omaha hotel room. The room was searched, and officers found with 16.4 pounds of methamphetamine.  Williamsons has pleaded guilty and is pending sentencing.

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department.

Updated September 9, 2022

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