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Omaha Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine and Firearm Convictions

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

Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Dontevis Morrow, 31, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced on October 12, 2022, in federal court in Omaha for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and felon in possession of a firearm.  United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Morrow to 130 months’ imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison, Morrow will begin a four-year term of supervised release.

On September 14, 2020, Morrow sold a .45 caliber Derringer handgun to a cooperating witness working with law enforcement. Morrow is a convicted felon prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms. A grand jury indicted Morrow in March 2021, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On February 2, 2022, Omaha police stopped a vehicle travelling on Fort Street with a non-functional brake light. Officers determined Morrow was driving with a suspended license and also had a federal warrant for his arrest related to the indictment. Morrow consented to a search of his person and it was found he had a bag of methamphetamine in his pant leg. Laboratory testing confirmed the bag contained 56.482 grams of methamphetamine.

This case is 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 gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Updated October 14, 2022

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
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