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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Omaha Man Sentenced to 77 Months on Firearms Charges

Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Troy Murphy, 30, of Omaha, Nebraska was sentenced on October 12, 2021 in federal court for selling firearms to a felon and being a user of methamphetamine in possession of firearms. United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Murphy to concurrent terms of 77 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, Murphy will begin a three-year term of supervised release.

Murphy sold an individual, who he knew to be a felon, four firearms between July 13 and October 25, 2018. Murphy was arrested by Omaha Police and members of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force on January 2, 2020. He was in possession of two additional firearms, including a short shotgun with a sawed-off barrel, and a user quantity of methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department. and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force as 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.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Firearms Offenses
Updated October 19, 2021