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Press Release

Man Sentenced for Unlawful Firearm Possession

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

Acting United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Drew T. Frost, 41 of Omaha, Nebraska was sentenced January 25, 2024, in federal court in Omaha, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Frost to 41 months’ imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After Frost’s release from prison, he will begin a 3-year term of supervised release. 

On August 1, 2022, an ATF confidential source made a controlled buy of a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun from Frost, who is a convicted felon.  The confidential source, equipped with audio and video recording devices, drove to a meet location on the 42nd block of Frances Street (Frost’s residence).  Frost came out of his apartment and entered the confidential source’s vehicle.

The confidential source gave Frost $360 of ATF buy fund money in exchange for the shotgun.  Frost was previously convicted of Theft by Shoplifting (April 17, 2015), in the District Court of Lancaster County, Nebraska which is a felony.  He is prohibited from possessing firearms.

The Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun was manufactured outside of Nebraska.

This case was investigated by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and was part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.


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

Updated February 5, 2024

Firearms Offenses