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Press Release

Omaha Man Convicted for Trafficking Drugs and Guns

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

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Gatruol Puol, 20, of Omaha, was sentenced today in federal court for two counts of using and/or carrying a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and distributing marijuana.  United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Puol to 10 years’ imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system. Puol will begin a four-year term of supervised release after the completion of his prison term.

On November 14, 2018, law enforcement utilized a confidential informant to purchase marijuana and a Savage model 64, .22 cal. rifle from Puol.  On December 28, 2018, Puol sold marijuana and an AMT.45 cal. handgun to the confidential informant.

This case was part of a Project Safe Neighborhood initiative and investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Omaha Police Department.

Updated December 20, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses