Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Eric Neville, age 40, of Arizona, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, felon in possession of a firearm, and using a firearm during a drug trafficking offense. United States District Court Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Neville to 211 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After completing his term of imprisonment, Neville will begin a 5-year term of supervised release.
On February 28, 2020, officers executed a search warrant at Neville’s hotel room in Omaha. Officers located 399 grams of methamphetamine, heroin, an AR-15 rifle, more than $6,645, drug packaging, and a drug scale. Officers searched a Mercedes related to the trafficking and located another 304 grams of methamphetamine. Neville and others were trafficking narcotics in the Omaha area. Prior to this narcotics trafficking in Omaha, Neville had a conviction in Arizona for aggravated assault (2009) and a conviction for possession of heroin for sale and misconduct involving weapons (2014). His 2014 Arizona drug and firearm conviction resulted in a 3.5 year prison sentence.
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.
The case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department.
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