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Omaha Man Sentenced for Firearm and Drug Trafficking Crimes

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

United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Gary Ross, 24, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced on January 13, 2023, in federal court in Omaha for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Ross to 61 months of imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison, he will begin a three-year term of supervised release.

On August 28, 2020, officers conducted a search warrant at Ross’s Omaha apartment.  Officers located approximately three pounds of marijuana, a 9 mm handgun, a scale, and approximately $15,300.  The firearm was in Ross’s bedroom and the marijuana was near it in a duffel bag.  Per the plea agreement, the $15,300 was forfeited.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Safe Streets Task Force, Omaha Police Department.


Susan Lehr - Chief, Drug Enforcement Unit (402) 661-3700

Updated January 19, 2023

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses