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Lincoln Woman Sentenced For Being a Marijuana User in Possession of Ammunition

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

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Yasmiene Raevonne Blanton, 29, of Lincoln was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Richard G. Kopf to time served (approximately four months) and placed on three years of supervised release for possessing ammunition while she was a user of and addicted to marijuana.   

On August 22, 2018, Blanton was stopped by Lincoln Police officers after she left her Lincoln residence.  At the time of the stop, Blanton was driving on a suspended license, and the car she was driving smelled strongly of marijuana.  She was found to be in possession of approximately two ounces of marijuana.  A search warrant was executed at her residence.  During that search, numerous rounds of various types of ammunition were found along with additional marijuana.

This case was investigated by the Lincoln Police Department Gang Unit and the Lincoln/Lancaster County Drug Task Force.

Updated August 2, 2019

Firearms Offenses