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District of Nebraska

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Omaha Man Sentenced for Drug and Firearm Charges

Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Robert Sullivan, 45, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and as a felon in possession of a firearm.  United States District Court Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Sullivan to 87 months’ imprisonment on each count to run concurrently.  Sullivan will serve a four-year (Count I) and three-year (Count II) term of supervised release following his release from the Bureau of Prisons to be served to run concurrently.  There is no parole in the federal system.    

On January 26, 2021, Omaha Police Department officers executed a search on Sullivan’s Omaha residence. Officers searched the defendant and found a baggie of more than 35 grams of methamphetamine which was laboratory tested and confirmed as to purity.  This amount of methamphetamine is indicative of distribution. Officers also recovered a Hiawatha Model 567 20-gauge shotgun at the residence. The shotgun was cut down in length, measuring 24 inches overall, with a 12.5-inch barrel.  As a previously convicted felon for possessing a controlled substance in 2017, Sullivan was prohibited from possessing a firearm.

This case 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.

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department. 

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Updated November 16, 2021