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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 20, 2018

Omaha Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that on July 13, 2018, Jason Edward Boonie, 40, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced to nine years and 10 months (118 months) in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine.  Following the prison term, Boonie will serve five years on supervised release. 

Information provided to law enforcement indicated Boonie was responsible for the distribution of at least 50 grams (approximately 1 ¾ ounces) of actual (pure) methamphetamine and at least 500 grams (approximately 18 ounces) of methamphetamine mixture in the Lincoln area between February of 2014 and December of 2016.  On September 15, 2016, one of Boonie’s associates was stopped by the Nebraska State Patrol and was found in possession of 59 grams of methamphetamine mixture, which the State Patrol Crime Laboratory later found contained at least 53 grams of actual methamphetamine.  The associate said she bought the methamphetamine from Boonie just prior to her arrest. On September 29, 2016, Boonie was arrested on outstanding warrants in Omaha.  His car was searched, and over 167 grams of methamphetamine mixture was found.

In February of 2018, Boonie was sentenced to three years in state prison in Douglas County for possession of methamphetamine due to his September 29, 2016 arrest.  Boonie’s sentence on the federal conspiracy charge will run concurrent with (at the same time as) the remainder of that state sentence.

This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force, the Omaha Police Department, and the Nebraska State Patrol.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated July 20, 2018