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Omaha Man Sentenced to 200 Months’ Imprisonment for Drug and Firearm Charges

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

Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Britt Hudgins, 50 of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for 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 Hudgins to 200 months’ imprisonment. After completing his term of imprisonment, Hudgins will be required to serve a five-year term of supervised release as there is no parole in the federal system.

On May 18, 2021, Omaha Police Officers responded to a radio call of a vehicle blocking an alley near 48th and Erskine in Omaha. After officers determined that the vehicle was stolen, an inventory search revealed two .40 caliber Glock handguns, 210 grams of actual methamphetamine, and a cell phone. A search of the phone revealed that it belonged to Hudgins as his name and photograph were stored within.

On May 20, 2021, Omaha Police Detectives utilized a confidential informant who purchased 7.2 grams of methamphetamine from Hudgins at an Omaha location.

On August 17, 2021, Omaha Police Officers located and arrested Hudgins on a federal warrant related to an indictment charging the above crimes. In his possession officers located a 9mm handgun.

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department.  It is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally based strategies to reduce violent crime.

Updated August 8, 2022

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses