Omaha man sentenced for firearm and drug trafficking crimes
OMAHA, Neb. -- A 37-year-old Omaha man was sentenced on Thursday to more than two years in prison.
Acting U.S. Attorney Steven Russell said Angel Rivas was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Omaha for distribution of methamphetamine and possessing a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.
The Chief U.S. District Judge sentenced Rivas to 27 months in prison on drug charges and a consecutive 60 months in prison on the firearm charge, for a total sentence of 87 months.
After his release from prison, he will begin a three-year term of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.
Court documents said that on April 11, 2020 during a controlled buy in Omaha, a confidential source, equipped with audio and visual recording devices, bought a defaced TC-22 handgun from Rivas.
On May 14, 2020, the confidential source bought a defaced Springfield XD ACP .45 handgun and methamphetamine from Rivas.
This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department.