Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Morgan C. Brown, 25, of Blair, Nebraska, was sentenced on April 7, 2021, in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine, and for using a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Brown to 200 months of imprisonment for the conspiracy and a consecutive 60 months of imprisonment for the use of the firearm during and in relation to that conspiracy. There is no parole in the federal system. Brown was also sentenced to a 5-year term of supervised release on the conspiracy conviction and a 2-year term of supervised release on the firearm conviction to run concurrently.
On June 5, 2019, Brown was searched pursuant to a probation condition from a prior drug-possession conviction, and law enforcement found her in possession of over $8,000 in United States currency, a gun, drug paraphernalia, and a digital scale. On August 16, 2019, law enforcement stopped Brown’s vehicle near Lincoln, Nebraska, and found in the vehicle drug paraphernalia, a digital scale, and a package containing more than 250 grams of methamphetamine. In total, Brown was involved in the trafficking of at least 50 pounds of methamphetamine from July 2018 until August 2019. Over the course of the investigation, law enforcement seized more than $30,000 from Brown as the proceeds of drug distribution.
This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department and Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force.