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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Lincoln Woman Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Nicole Renee Kemp, 42, of Lincoln, was sentenced today to five years and three months, (63 months) in federal prison by Senior United States District Richard G. Kopf for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture and 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine.  Following the prison term, Kemp will serve three years on supervised release.

Information provided to law enforcement indicated that between July of 2016 and September of 2017, Kemp was involved in the distribution of at least 1.5 kilograms (approximately three pounds) of methamphetamine mixture and at least 150 grams (over five ounces) of actual (pure) methamphetamine. 

In August of 2017, Kemp was stopped by the Lincoln Police Department where officers found over a pound of methamphetamine in the car she was driving.  At the time of that stop, Kemp told officers she did not know there was methamphetamine in the car, but she said her co-defendant, Bryant Omonttez Williams, was in the car earlier moving a box around in the backseat. 

In September of 2017, a confidential informant, working with investigators, contacted Kemp.  Kemp told the informant that Williams had methamphetamine for sale.  Williams provided the informant with approximately 1/8 ounce of methamphetamine.  On the following day, Kemp met with the informant and collected the money owed for the methamphetamine provided on the previous day by Williams.

Williams also pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge and was sentenced in October of 2018 to 262 months in federal prison.

This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Drug Task Force.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Updated March 29, 2019