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Omaha Man Sentenced for Distributing Crack Cocaine and Possessing a Firearm

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

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Jordan D. Cotton, 29, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today for distributing crack cocaine while possessing a firearm. United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Cotton to 130 months in federal prison. There is no parole in the federal system. Cotton will also serve a 5-year term of supervised release following his release from the Bureau of Prisons.

On December 3, 2019 law enforcement used a Confidential Informant (CI) to buy 4.5 grams of crack cocaine from Cotton at his residence in Omaha.  On December 6, 2019, the Omaha Police Department Gang Unit executed a search warrant at Cotton’s home, recovering 51 grams crack cocaine, a 9mm handgun, $1,734 in United States Currency, digital scales, vacuum sealed bags with cocaine residue and venue items. Cotton was present and was arrested when the warrant was executed.  At the time of his arrest Cotton, a previously convicted felon for Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Second Offense, and Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Felon, was on Nebraska state parole after being released from prison on January 25, 2018.

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives 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.

Updated December 4, 2020

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
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