Grand Island Man Sentenced to Prison for Drug Trafficking
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on November 18, 2016, the Honorable John M. Gerrard, U.S. District Court Judge, sentenced Aaron C. Kreifels to 30 months imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and he was ordered to pay a total of $300 in special assessments, following his convictions for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute psilocybin mushrooms, and felon in possession of a firearm. Defendant also agreed to forfeit $18,880 in United States currency as proceeds of drug trafficking.
On July 8, 2015 a search warrant was executed on Kreifels’ home. The resulting search uncovered distribution quantities of marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms, a 9 mm handgun, and $18,880 in United States currency.
Kreifels was arrested in Grand Island, Nebraska on July 9, 2015, and brought to Lincoln, Nebraska for prosecution. Kreifels pled guilty on August 25, 2016.
The FBI and the Central Nebraska Drug and Safe Streets Task Force were responsible for the investigation of this case.