United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Michael Bentley, 45, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today by the Senior United States District Judge Laurie Smith Camp for his role in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He received a sentence of 132 months with a five-year term of supervised release to follow. There is no parole in the federal system.
On September 26, 2018, law enforcement executed a search warrant on Bentley’s home. Bentley had approximately 2.4 grams of methamphetamine in his possession. In a post-Miranda interview, Bentley stated that since as early as the preceding May or June, he had been distributing two pounds of methamphetamine per week.
Subsequently, on March 12, 2019, law enforcement stopped Bentley for speeding and Bentley was in possession of approximately 92.8 grams of actual methamphetamine.
This case was investigated by Omaha Police Department.