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Omaha Man Sentenced to 147 Months for Drug and Firearm Crimes

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

Acting United States Attorney Susan T. Lehr announced that Andrew Sackett, 39, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced on July 10, 2023, in federal court in Omaha after being convicted of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  United States District Court Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Sackett to a total of 147 months’ imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison, Sackett will begin a three-year term of supervised release.

In September 2021, Omaha police conducted surveillance on an apartment that was suspected of being used to distribute methamphetamine. Sackett lived in the apartment with his girlfriend, co-defendant Racheal Cain.

On September 23, 2021, Sacket was arrested during a traffic stop. He consented to a search of the apartment and admitted helping Cain sell methamphetamine. In the apartment, officers found more than 100 grams of methamphetamine with purity of 95%, along with three firearms and $11,902 in cash. Sackett admitted to handling all three firearms. One of the firearms, a Taurus .380 handgun, was found inside a safe mounted to the bed. Sackett had a key to the safe on his keychain.  As part of the plea, Sackett forfeited the $11,902 to the United States as being illegal drug proceeds.

Cain has pleaded guilty to the same charges and is scheduled to be sentenced on July 27, 2023.

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department.


Matt Lierman - Chief, Drug Enforcement Unit (402) 661-3700

Updated July 13, 2023

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses