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North Platte Woman Sentenced for Drug Trafficking Crime

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

United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Catherine Gibson, 45, of North Platte, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for her role in a methamphetamine conspiracy.  United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Gibson to 46 months of imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After her release from prison, she will begin a three-year term of supervised release.

In February and March of 2021, Gibson was part of a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in western Nebraska.  As part of the conspiracy, on both February 22, 2021, and February 23, 2021, Gibson sold approximately 28 grams of methamphetamine to an informant.  On March 3, 2021, law enforcement searched Gibson’s rental car and located approximately 110 grams of methamphetamine (actual) and ten fentanyl pills.  On the same day, officers searched Gibson’s Alliance, Nebraska, residence and located an additional approximately 92 grams of methamphetamine.  Gibson told officers that she picked up methamphetamine and was bringing it to Alliance, Nebraska, to sell.

This case was investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol, the Box Butte County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


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

Updated February 23, 2023

Drug Trafficking