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Iowa Man Sentenced for Possession With Intent to Distribute Cocaine and Marijuana

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

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Matthew Podgorski, 23, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was sentenced today to 15 months in prison by United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana. There is no parole in the federal system. In addition to his prison term, he will serve four years of supervised release following his release from prison.

On July 18, 2018, officers observed Podgorski driving a vehicle eastbound on I-80 in Omaha, traveling approximately 60 mph in a 50 mph construction zone.  Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. Upon approaching the vehicle, officers immediately smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle.  Officers searched the vehicle and recovered marijuana and two kilograms of cocaine.

This case was investigated by Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Updated January 9, 2020

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