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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Omaha Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Possession with the Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine while in Possession of a Firearm

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Jose Jimenez, 37, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced on June 9, 2016, to 15 years in prison by United States District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon. Jimenez had previously pled guilty to Possession with the Intent to Distribute more than 500 grams of Methamphetamine and Possessing a Firearm in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime. Jimenez was arrested and indicted on the charges after Omaha police officers twice utilized a cooperating witness who purchased quantities of methamphetamine from him. On September 29, 2015, officers executed a search warrant at Jimenez’s Omaha residence. Officers found items consistent with the sale of methamphetamine. Jimenez was arrested nearby in his car, a search of which revealed approximately nine pounds of methamphetamine and two firearms.

As a result of possessing more than 500 grams of methamphetamine, Jimenez was sentenced to a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison, with an additional 5 years for possession of a firearm. After serving his sentence Jimenez will be required to serve a Term of Supervised Release of 5 years.

This case was the result of an investigation by the Omaha Police Department.

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Drug Trafficking
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated June 16, 2016