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Omaha Woman Sentenced for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute while Armed

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

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Jessica Kleckner, 38, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. She received a total sentence of 137 months with a five-year term of supervised release to follow. There is no parole in the federal system.

On August 15, 2019, Omaha Police Department officers executed a search warrant at a residence. Officers observed Kleckner standing by the passenger side of a silver Jeep Nitro. Officers detained her and deployed a drug detection canine that alerted to the odor of narcotics emanating from the vehicle. Inside of the vehicle, officers found Kleckner’s purse. In it, officers located 16.9 grams of lab-confirmed actual methamphetamine, numerous narcotic pills, baggies, a scale, drug ledgers, and a loaded 9mm Arsenal handgun.

This case was investigated by Omaha Police Gang Unit as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, which is a national initiative of the Department of Justice that was announced in 2001 to reduce and prevent violent crime and make the nation’s neighborhoods safer.

Updated June 30, 2020

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
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