Omaha Man Sentenced to 15 years in Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Methamphetamine while in Possession of a Firearm
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Thomas Perez, 32, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced on June 22, 2015, to 15 years in prison by United States District Judge Laurie Smith Camp. Perez had previously pled guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute more than 50 grams of Methamphetamine and Possessing a Firearm in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime. Perez was arrested and indicted on the charges after Omaha police officers twice executed search warrants on the same South Omaha residence in April of 2014. In total, officers seized more than three ounces of methamphetamine, three handguns, over $4,000 in currency, and drug paraphernalia.
Because Perez possessed more than 50 grams of actual methamphetamine along with a firearm, he faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years. After serving his sentence Perez will be required to serve a Term of Supervised Release of 5years.
This case was the result of an investigation by the Omaha Police Department and Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office.