Omaha man sentenced 81 months for selling defaced gun, pills

Judge Robert F. Rossiter Jr. sentenced 23-year-old Darrell L. Thompson of Omaha to 81 months for distribution of methamphetamine and carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. 
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A United States District Judge sentenced an Omaha man for selling a defaced gun and pills containing methamphetamine.

Judge Robert F. Rossiter Jr. sentenced 23-year-old Darrell L. Thompson of Omaha to 81 months for distribution of methamphetamine and carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Thompson will serve 21 months on the distribution offense, followed by 60 months for the firearms crime. After the prison sentence, Thompson will begin a 3-year term of supervised release.

On November 19, 2019, investigators conducted a controlled purchase of 11.5 “ecstasy” pills from Thompson. Investigators then conducted a second purchase from Thompson on December 20, 2019, where they purchased a defaced .380 caliber handgun and 10 “ecstasy” pills.

Investigators had the “ecstasy” examined by a laboratory that determined the pills contained methamphetamine. According to a press release Ecstasy is a wholly different drug of abuse than methamphetamine.

On February 1, 2021, Omaha Police arrested Thompson during a traffic violation. Thompson had been sitting in the back of a Chevy Impala that OPD pulled over at N. 35th and Redman Avenue.

Officers conducted a data check which revealed Thompson had an active warrant for his arrest stemming from a prior Grand Jury Indictment. Officers searched Thompson and found two defaced firearms in his waistband.

The Indictment charging Thompson with offenses related to the controlled purposes was kept under seal until he was located and arrested.

Investigators obtained and executed a warrant at Thompon’s residence and they found three more firearms, including one that had been reported stolen.

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