OMAHA, Neb. -- A 44-year-old man was given almost three years in prison for having a firearm.

Acting U.S. Attorney Steven Russell said 44-year-old Rodrik Stone was sentenced in federal court in Omaha on Wednesday as a felon in possession of a firearm. Stone received 33 months’ imprisonment and will be on a three-year term of supervised release after his initial sentence There is no parole in the federal system.

According to court documents, officers with the Omaha Police Department pulled over a black Dodge Ram that Stone was driving due to a broken taillight on Jan. 9, 2021. Stone was pulled over in the area of 16th and Vinton St.

Officials said Stone had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. Officers reportedly found drug paraphernalia in plain sight after they had Stone get out of the vehicle. They also found a 9mm Ruger LC9 firearm underneath the driver’s seat and Stone reportedly admitted to possessing the firearm even though he was not legally allowed to have the firearm due to his prior felony conviction for possession of a controlled substance in 2020, in Dodge County.

This case was investigated by OPD.