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Press Release

Omaha Man Sentenced for Distributing Methamphetamine

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

Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Kenneth Blair, III, 42, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge John M. Gerrard to a term of 292 months’ imprisonment following his convictions for distribution of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. After he completes his prison sentence, Blair will also serve five years on supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

In November 2021, Investigators with the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force received information that Blair was distributing methamphetamine in Lincoln and Omaha.  Investigators, working with a cooperating individual, arranged for a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from Blair.  On November 11, 2021, Blair sold the cooperating individual about two pounds of methamphetamine in Omaha. 

A week later, on November 18, investigators executed a search warrant at Blair’s residence in Omaha. Blair was arrested, and investigators recovered five pounds of methamphetamine, $19,100 cash, and a loaded handgun during the search.

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


Michael Norris - Criminal Chief (402) 661-3700

Updated December 2, 2022