Omaha, NE (Feb 18, 2023) – A Utah woman was sentenced to federal prison for possessing nearly five pounds of cocaine at an Omaha bus station. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Nebraska, the woman, identified as 24-year-old Katelyn Marie Smith, was sentenced to five years in prison for possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
Smith was arrested in August 2020 after a search of her luggage at the Omaha bus station revealed nearly five pounds of cocaine. She was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and pleaded guilty in December 2020.
At her sentencing hearing, Smith was ordered to serve five years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. She was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and to forfeit the cocaine seized from her.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Omaha Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert C. Stuart.
This case is a reminder of the dangers of drug trafficking and the importance of law enforcement’s efforts to combat it. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Nebraska is committed to prosecuting those who seek to profit from the illegal drug trade. – Wasatch Defense Lawyers does not represent any parties mentioned above, nor is it our intent to represent any of the parties. If you would like to contribute to this story, or are in need of a legal consultation, contact us through our website or by calling (801) 980-9965 – Source: U.S. Department of Justice, “Utah Woman Sentenced for Possessing Nearly Five Pounds of Cocaine at Omaha Bus Station,” October 15, 2020, https://www.justice.gov/usao-ne/pr/utah-woman-sentenced-possessing-nearly-five-pounds-cocaine-omaha-bus-station.
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