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Grand Island Man Sentenced to Nine Years for Drug and Firearm Offenses

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

Acting United States Attorney Susan T. Lehr announced that Mohamed Gamar Ahmed, 20, of Grand Island, Nebraska, was sentenced on July 18, 2023, to 48 months’ imprisonment for possession of cocaine and fentanyl with the intent to distribute, and to a consecutive 60-month term of imprisonment for possession of firearms in furtherance of that drug trafficking crime. After his release from prison, he will begin a five-year term of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system. Ahmed pleaded guilty to the offenses on April 18, 2023.

On March 28, 2022, officers with the Grand Island Police Department were called to a residence in Grand Island. When officers arrived, they found a juvenile female unconscious and not breathing.  Officers began administering CPR and paramedics with the Grand Island Fire Department arrived a short time later. The female was revived with the use of Narcan and transported to the hospital.

A juvenile male, who was present when police arrived at the residence, reported previously purchasing a blue pill from Ahmed, which the juveniles believed was Percocet.  Within minutes of ingesting the drug, the female began showing signs of an overdose and became unconscious.

Officers obtained a search warrant for Ahmed’s apartment. Inside the apartment, officers located loaded handguns, digital scales, plastic bags used for packaging drugs, ammunition, about 1.2 pounds of marijuana, THC vape pens, 31 grams of cocaine, and around 30 suspected Percocet pills. Testing completed by the Nebraska State Patrol Crime Laboratory showed the suspected Percocet pills contained fentanyl.

This case was investigated by the Grand Island Police Department and the Trident Drug Task Force, which is made up of officers from the Grand Island Police Department, Hall County Sheriff, Hastings Police Department, Adams County Sheriff, Kearney Police Department, Buffalo County Sheriff, Nebraska State Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Matt Lierman - Chief, Drug Enforcement Unit (402) 661-3700

Updated July 20, 2023

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