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Omaha Man Sentenced to 14 Years’ Imprisonment for Methamphetamine Charge

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

United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Christopher Ramos-Rivas, 27, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced March 15, 2024, in federal court in Omaha for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Chief United States District Court Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Ramos-Rivas to 168 months’ imprisonment. He also forfeited $9,159 found in his possession at the time of his arrest. There is no parole in the federal system. After Ramos-Rivas’s release from prison, he will begin a 5-year term of supervised release.

On December 30, 2022, OPD officers received information about the location of Ramos-Rivas who had local drug warrants. Officers located Ramos-Rivas at an Omaha gas station where he was taken into custody on his warrants. A search of the car he was driving revealed approximately 6.5 lbs. of meth and $9,159.00 in United States currency. During a post arrest interview, Ramos admitted to dealing meth to support his habit.

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department the Federal Bureau of Investigation.



Lecia E. Wright – Supervisor Assistant United States Attorney (402) 661-3700

Updated March 27, 2024