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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Omaha Woman Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Methamphetamine while in Possession of a Firearm

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Amber Alvord, 36, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced on June 29, 2015, to 15 years in prison by United States District Judge Laurie Smith Camp. Alvord had previously pled guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute more than 50 grams of Methamphetamine and Possessing a firearm in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime. Alvord was arrested and indicted on the charges after Omaha police officers twice executed search warrants on the same South Omaha residence in April of 2014. In total, officers seized more than three ounces of methamphetamine, three handguns, over $4,000 in currency, and drug paraphernalia.

As a result of possessing more than 50 grams of actual methamphetamine along with a firearm, Alvord faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years. After serving her sentence Alvord will be required to serve a Term of Supervised Release of 5 years.

This case was the result of an investigation by the Omaha Police Department and Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated July 8, 2015