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Omaha Man Sentenced for Meth and Firearm Offenses

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

United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Mark Smith, 51, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced June 20, 2024, in federal court in Omaha for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. United States District Court Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Smith to 160 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After Smith’s release from prison, he will begin a 4-year term of supervised release.

On July 16, 2022, Omaha police stopped a car for a traffic violation. Smith was the backseat passenger and had a black drawstring bag in-between his feet. Probable cause was developed to search the car and its contents. Inside the drawstring bag, officers found four plastic baggies containing a total of 77 grams of meth, along with a loaded .45-caliber pistol, a digital scale, and $401 cash. The pistol had been reported stolen.

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department.


Lecia Wright - Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney  (402) 661-3700

Updated June 21, 2024

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses