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Omaha Man Sentenced to 10 Years’ Imprisonment for Methamphetamine Charge

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

Acting United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Gabriel Ramirez, 43, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced December 8, 2023, in federal court in Omaha for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Chief United States District Court Judge Robert F. Rossiter Jr., sentenced Ramirez to 120 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After Ramirez’s release from prison, he will begin a 3-year term of supervised release. Ramirez also gave up any right or claim he may have had in $9,140 in currency seized during the investigation.

On March 18, 2022, law enforcement conducted a controlled narcotics buy from Ramirez utilizing a confidential informant who purchased 217 grams of meth from Ramirez in the Omaha area.

On April 14, 2022, law enforcement executed a search warrant on Ramirez’s South Omaha residence and vehicle and seized 3271 grams of meth, 21 grams of cocaine, and US Currency. During a post-Miranda interview, Ramirez admitted to being a drug courier for the Sinaloa Cartel and had been receiving and selling meth for the Cartel since approximately September of 2021. Ramirez estimated that over the past he had picked up and sold between 300 and 400 pounds of meth for the Cartel.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Lecia Wright - Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney (402) 661-3700

Updated December 13, 2023