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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 Susan T. Lehr announced that Jeramie D. Watts, 35, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced on July 6, 2023, in federal court in Omaha for distributing methamphetamine.  United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Watts to 12 months plus 1 day imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison, Watts will begin a 3-year term of supervised release.

On April 20, 2018, an undercover Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent purchased 11 grams of methamphetamine from Watts for $500 in the parking lot of a West Omaha business. Watts entered the passenger side of the agent’s vehicle and produced the methamphetamine before leaving the area.  A forensic lab confirmed the methamphetamine as weighing 11.7 grams with a purity of 95%.

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


Matt E. Lierman - Chief, Drug Enforcement Unit (402) 661-3700

Updated July 7, 2023