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Omaha Woman Sentenced to 70 Months’ Imprisonment for Drug Conspiracy

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

Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Tressa Thompson, 46, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced on June 16, 2022, by United States Judge John M. Gerrard for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine.  Thompson received a sentence of 70 months’ imprisonment with a five-year term of supervised release to follow.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Thompson also forfeited any interest in $2,810 that was seized during her arrest.

On December 17, 2020, officers with the Omaha Police Department had contact with Thompson and a co-defendant while they were parked on the street.  The co-defendant attempted to run and discarded a pound of methamphetamine.  Thompson remained in the passenger seat with a Tupperware container containing more methamphetamine.  Altogether, 640 grams of pure methamphetamine was seized along with $2,810 that was found in the vehicle.  Phone records showed that the co-defendant was providing methamphetamine to Thompson, who later resold it.  

The co-defendant is set for trial in federal court on August 22, 2022, before United States Judge John M. Gerrard.

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department and the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office.

Updated June 22, 2022

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