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Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine Distribution

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

United States Attorney Steven A. Russell announced that Christopher J. Fernandez, 33, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for the distribution of 5 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual).  United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher, sentenced Fernandez to 78 months imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system.  After his federal sentence is complete, Fernandez will begin a 4-year term of supervised release.

On March 11, 2020, an Omaha Police Department-Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confidential source equipped with audio and video recording equipment purchased 58 grams of methamphetamine from Fernandez at his residence. Following this purchase, Fernandez was arrested and charged with distribution of methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 


Susan Lehr, First Assistant U.S. Attorney; Chief, Drug Enforcement Unit (402) 661-3700

Updated June 9, 2023