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Omaha Man Sentenced for Drug Conspiracy

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

United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Elmer Rene Hernandez-Hernandez, 43, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced on April 19, 2023, by United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.  Hernandez-Hernandez received a sentence of 210 months’ imprisonment with a four-year term of supervised release to follow.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Hernandez-Hernandez also forfeited $13,400 that was seized as part of the investigation.

On March 18, 2021, the DEA Criminal Interdiction Unit, while working at the United States Post Office in Omaha, intercepted a package containing 3,242 grams of methamphetamine.  The package was destined to an address in Omaha.  A controlled delivery of the package was completed to the listed address, and Kenneth Flowers accepted the package at the residence.  Flowers was then monitored as he exited out his backdoor and walked up the street to deliver the package to the residence of Hernandez-Hernandez.  Flowers was arrested after delivering the package.

A search warrant was obtained for Hernandez-Hernandez’s residence.  Inside, officers found various small amounts of illicit drugs (cocaine, fentanyl, and marijuana), $13,400, and some firearms.  One of the firearms was stolen.

Flowers was sentenced to 40 months’ imprisonment on April 6, 2023 for his role in receiving the package for Hernandez-Hernandez.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Nebraska State Patrol.



Susan Lehr – First Assistant U.S. Attorney; Chief, Drug Enforcement Unit (402) 661-3700

Updated April 20, 2023