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Lincoln Woman Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Kelly J. Jablonski, 42, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced today for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture.  United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Jablonski to eight years and one month in prison. Following her release from prison, Jablonski will serve three years on supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system

In January of 2021, a confidential informant working with the Lincoln Police Department bought 58 grams, (approximately two ounces), of methamphetamine mixture from Jablonski through a third person.  In late January and early February of 2021, a tracker on Jablonski’s Jeep showed she made several trips to the Omaha/Council Bluffs area, stopping in South Omaha and at casinos in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

On February 11, 2021, investigators followed Jablonski to a casino in Council Bluffs where her Jeep was seen on casino security video.  The video showed a male take a duffel bag from a car with Colorado plates which was parked near Jablonski’s Jeep. The male then got into Jablonski’s Jeep.  Both vehicles then left the casino garage.  Jablonski was later seen leaving Omaha on westbound I-80 in her Jeep followed by the same male who was driving a van with Colorado plates.  Both vehicles were stopped for traffic violations by the Nebraska State Patrol.  Jablonski admitted she had three pounds of methamphetamine in her Jeep, resulting in a search.  In her Jeep, a total of 1.3 kilograms, (approximately 2.8 pounds), of methamphetamine mixture was found.  The van was also searched, and an additional 209 grams, (approximately seven ounces), of methamphetamine mixture was found.  The car with Colorado plates was stopped in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  The driver was arrested for traffic violations and an outstanding warrant.  That car was also searched, and an additional ¼ ounce methamphetamine and more than $34,000 in cash were found.

Jablonski told officers she had obtained methamphetamine from the male in the van since June of 2020, estimating that between June and December of 2020, she obtained up to two pounds per week. She also estimated she obtained at least 25 pounds from the male during the month prior to her arrest.  She said the methamphetamine found in her Jeep came from the male in the van.  Jablonski said she sold methamphetamine to people in Lincoln, Omaha, and Council Bluffs.

This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force with assistance from the Nebraska State Patrol and the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office.

Updated November 5, 2021

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