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Woman Sentenced for Drug and Counterfeiting Crimes

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

Acting United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Karre Christine O’Dell, 43, most recently of Colorado, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Court Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. to 37 months’ imprisonment for Possession with Intent to Distribute 5 Grams or More of Methamphetamine (actual) and Possession of a Document Making Implement or Authentication Feature. There is no parole in the federal system. After her release from prison, O’Dell will serve a 4-year term of supervised release.

On October 15, 2021, officers with the Omaha Police Department were called to the Cambria Hotel in Omaha, Nebraska, regarding a theft. Upon arrival officers were directed to O’Dell’s room by hotel staff. Upon entering O’Dell’s hotel room, officers found methamphetamine and equipment consistent with manufacturing identification documents and credit cards, to include printers, papers with apparent photo IDs, and photocopies of credit cards. A search warrant was obtained for the room and officers found additional blank checks and blank credit cards.

Two storage units rented by O’Dell were also located and searched pursuant to a search warrant. In the storage unit officers found several boxes of identification documents to include identification documents in various stages of manufacture. Officers also found packaging consistent with narcotics distribution and a scale.

The methamphetamine found in O’Dell’s room was submitted for testing at the Nebraska Public Service Laboratory and was found to be 19.95 grams of methamphetamine actual.

This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and the Omaha Police Department.


Donald J. Kleine - Chief, General Criminal Unit (402) 661-3700

Updated August 25, 2023