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Omaha Citizen Sentenced for Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

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

United States Attorney Steven A. Russell announced that Kenneth Flowers, 48, was sentenced on April 6, 2023, in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine. United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Flowers to 40 months imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, Flowers will begin a five-year term of supervised release.

On March 18, 2021, the DEA Criminal Interdiction Unit, while working at the U.S. Post Office in Omaha, Nebraska, intercepted a package containing 1,585 grams of pure methamphetamine.  The package was destined to be delivered to an address in Omaha.  Undercover special agents delivered the package to the listed address and observed Flowers pick up the package and deliver the package to the residence of Elmer Hernandez.  Flowers was then arrested.  Hernandez was later arrested for drug and firearm offenses.   

Hernandez has pled guilty and is scheduled for sentencing on April 19, 2023.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.


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

Updated April 7, 2023

Drug Trafficking