United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Marie Schaeffer, 57, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today to 144 months in prison by United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture of methamphetamine. There is no parole in the federal system. Upon her release from prison, Schaeffer will serve five years of supervised release.
On November 16, 2019 in North Platte, Nebraska, a Nebraska State Patrol trooper stopped Schaeffer for following too close and failure to stop at a stop sign. Schaeffer was asked for consent to search the vehicle, and she granted consent. Law enforcement located a garbage bag in the right rear passenger seat and inside was 15 one-pound bags of methamphetamine.
This case was investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol.