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Repeat Offender Sentenced for Crack Cocaine Distribution

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

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced Senior United States District Court Judge Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Alex Kellum today to 120 months in federal prison for distributing crack cocaine.  His sentence was enhanced due to his previous serious drug felony conviction.  There is no parole in the federal prison system. Kellum, age 39, of Omaha, Nebraska, will serve an eight-year term of supervised release following his release from the Bureau of Prisons.

A confidential informant (CI) working with FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force made multiple controlled buys from Kellum, a crack dealer in the Omaha area.  Between September 6, 2017 and April 27, 2018, a CI made 12 buys of narcotics from Kellum resulting in the seizure of 600.3 grams of crack cocaine and 27.9 grams of powder cocaine. 

On December 11, 2019, Kellum proceeded to a bench trial and was found guilty of three counts of crack cocaine distribution.  Kellum has a previous serious drug felony conviction from 2003 when he was sentenced to 70 months’ incarceration for possession with the intent to distribute more than 5 grams of crack cocaine in the District of Nebraska.      

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Omaha Police Department.

Updated November 20, 2020

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