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Omaha Man Sentenced to 180 Months for Drug Trafficking and Gun Offenses

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

United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Bobby Joe Baer, 37, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Brain C. Buescher for possessing with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of pure methamphetamine and for possessing a firearm during the drug trafficking offense.  Baer was sentenced to consecutive sentences of 115 months for the drug trafficking offense and 65 months for the firearm offense, with a five-year term of supervised release to follow.  There is no parole in the federal system. 

On January 13, 2021, officers with the Omaha Police Department were called to check on Baer, who appeared to be unresponsive in a vehicle.  When officers made contact with Baer, they saw a firearm in his waistband.  Baer was a convicted felon and had outstanding warrants.  Baer was arrested and his vehicle searched.  During the search, officers found 20 grams of pure methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department.

Updated February 25, 2022

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses