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Omaha Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine Conspiracy

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

Acting United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Michael Blaine Lee, 38, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for his involvement in a methamphetamine conspiracy.  United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Lee to 121 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, Lee will begin a five-year term of supervised release.

In February 2022, the Omaha Police Department’s Narcotics Unit began investigating Lee and Jose Rumualdo-Gallardo for distributing methamphetamine. Rumualdo-Gallardo was Lee’s source of supply for methamphetamine, and it was determined that Lee was getting at least one to two ounces of methamphetamine every other day over a four-month period that he was then redistributing.  A search warrant on Lee’s residence was executed on February 22, 2022, resulting in 44 grams of pure methamphetamine being recovered.  Rumualdo-Gallardo was arrested on March 8, 2022, and was in possession of 242 grams of methamphetamine and a firearm.

Rumualdo-Gallardo was sentenced on June 29, 2023, to 180 months’ imprisonment.

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department.


Matt Lierman - Chief, Drug Enforcement Unit (402) 661-3700

Updated September 7, 2023