Omaha Man Sentenced to 97 Months for Drug Trafficking and Firearm Crimes
Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Larry Brye, 30, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court, in Omaha for possession with intent to distribute heroin, cocaine, fentanyl, and hydrocodone, and for possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Chief United States District Court Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Brye to 97 months of imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After completing his term of imprisonment, Brye will begin a 5-year term of supervised release.
Between May and August of 2020, law enforcement conducted five controlled buys from Brye in which he collectively sold fentanyl, marijuana, and methamphetamine. On August 19, 2020, officers executed a search warrant at Brye’s Omaha residence and located cocaine, hydrocodone, alprazolam, tramadol, marijuana, heroin, fentanyl mix, and a cutting agent. Officers also located two handguns. Brye was not permitted to possess firearms because of a 2018 federal felony conviction for being a user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. Brye also has convictions for theft, possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed weapon, and assault and battery.
This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was 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.