Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Michael Rogers, 27, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and use of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime. He was sentenced of 180 months’ imprisonment. After his release from prison, he will begin a five-year term of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.
On March 31, 2020, Omaha Metro Drug Task Force Officers utilized a Confidential Informant to purchase 25 grams of actual methamphetamine from Rogers. On April 15, 2020, a second informant purchased 23.9 grams of actual methamphetamine from Rogers. The informant observed Rogers with a .38 caliber revolver and a 9mm Taurus handgun.
On April 16, 2020, a search warrant was served on Rogers’s hotel room. Rogers attempted to escape. In his backpack, TFOs found a loaded Ruger LCR .38 caliber revolver, a loaded Taurus PT111 handgun, 58.6 grams of actual methamphetamine and a digital scale. In his hotel room, a Hi-point JHP handgun, drug packaging materials, and more methamphetamine were found.
This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department. This case was part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.