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Man Sentenced for being a Drug User Possessing a Firearm

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

United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Charees Loftin, 19, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced April 10, 2024, in federal court in Omaha for possessing a firearm as an unlawful user of controlled substances.  United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Loftin to 24 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After Loftin’s release from prison, he will begin a 3-year term of supervised release.

On January 5, 2023, members of the Omaha Police Department (OPD) went to 34th & Fowler Circle, Omaha after obtaining information that Loftin, wanted for questioning in a shoplifting incident, may be at a nearby residence. Officers located Loftin at the home and took him into custody.  OPD searched the southeast bedroom where Loftin had been reportedly sleeping and located a black Coach brand bag behind a dresser in the room. A Glock, Gen 4, model 29, 10 mm handgun was inside the bag. Also in the bag, was an orange container with five (5) suspected Percocet pills. In the same bedroom, OPD located eight (8) bags of THC cartridges.

Loftin was subsequently transported to OPD where he waived his rights and agreed to be interviewed.  He told detectives that he was aware that he had a warrant out for his arrest due to the shoplifting incident.  Loftin also told detectives that the THC cartridges belonged to him and that he smokes marijuana as well as THC cartridges. Lofting then stated that the firearm located in the southeast bedroom, which he identified as being a Glock 29, 10 mm, was also his.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives examined and determined that the Glock handgun was manufactured outside of the State of Nebraska.

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department.


Lecia Wright - Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney (402) 661-3700

Updated April 12, 2024

Firearms Offenses