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Omaha Man Selling Methamphetamine from Mother’s Basement Sentenced to 144 Months

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

Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Kenneth Becker, age 51, was sentenced in federal court on Thursday, December 16, 2021, in Omaha, Nebraska, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  Senior United States District Court Judge Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Becker to 144 months’ imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After completing his term of imprisonment, Becker will begin a 5-year term of supervised release. 

On January 15, 2020, Becker sold a confidential informant two ounces of methamphetamine from his mother’s basement.  Within hours, officers executed a search warrant at his mother’s residence and located more than 370 grams of actual methamphetamine, $3,833 in cash, drug packaging materials, a drug ledger, a drug scale, oxycodone pills, and drug paraphernalia in the basement where Becker resided.  Officers interviewed Becker who admitted to being a drug dealer.  Becker’s criminal history dates back to the 1990s and contains several convictions for drug-related and violent offenses.

The case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department.   

Updated December 17, 2021

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