Omaha Man Sentenced as Felon in Possession of a Firearm for Second Time
Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Dywan Meredith, 30, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced on December 1, 2021 in federal court in Omaha as a felon in possession of a firearm. United States District Court Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Meredith to 46 months’ imprisonment for the firearm possession. At the time of the offense, Meredith was also being monitored on federal supervised release for a prior conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm in October 2017. Meredith’s supervision was violated, and he was also sentenced to an additional 24 months’ imprisonment for a total sentence of 70 months in the Bureau of Prisons. Meredith will serve an additional 3-year term of supervised release following his release. There is no parole in the federal system.
On January 14, 2021, Omaha Police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in which Meredith was the front seat passenger. Officers noted a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and performed a search. A loaded Smith and Wesson SD9 9mm handgun was found in the glovebox immediately in front of where Meredith was seated. His DNA was also found on the gun.
Meredith has previous convictions for being a felon in possession of a firearm (October 30, 2017), theft by deception of over $1,500, and forgery in the second degree (April 15, 2014).
This case was primarily investigated by the Omaha Police Department and 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.