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Norfolk Man Sentenced for Possessing Nearly Five Pounds of Methamphetamine During Traffic Stop

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

United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Torey Benson, 41, Norfolk, Nebraska, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha, on January 20, 2023, for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.  Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Benson to 114 months’ imprisonment and four years of supervised release upon his release from prison. There is no parole in the federal system.

On November 27, 2021, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop against Benson in Butler County, Nebraska. During the traffic stop, officers searched Benson’s vehicle and person and found just under five pounds of methamphetamine, five tabs of LSD, and three grams of marijuana. Officers also found drug packaging materials. Benson admitted to receiving the methamphetamine and that he intended to sell it to others.

This case was investigated by Butler County Sheriff’s Office and the Nebraska State Patrol.


Susan Lehr - Chief, Drug Enforcement Unit (402) 661-3700

Updated January 26, 2023